Todd A. Eachus

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Todd A. Eachus
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 116th district
In office
January 7, 1997[1] – November 30, 2010
Preceded by Thomas Stish
Succeeded by Tarah Toohil
Democratic Leader of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 2009 – November 30, 2010
Preceded by Bill DeWeese
Succeeded by Frank Dermody
Personal details
Born (1962-09-26) September 26, 1962 (age 54)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ellen Kusiak-Eachus
Residence Butler Township, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Pitzer College
Occupation Business owner

Todd A. Eachus served as a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He represented the 116th District (Luzerne County) from 1997 until 2010. Eachus represented most of southern Luzerne County, including Hazleton, Butler Township, and Foster Township. He previously served as the Majority Leader of the House.[2]

Responding to the kids for cash scandal in his district in 2009, Eachus sponsored House Bill 1648[3] which established the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice in July 2009. The commission consists of eleven members, appointed from each branch of government in Pennsylvania, with four members chosen by the judicial branch, four by the legislature and three by the governor.[4]

He was a "key driving force" in shepherding Ed Rendell's healthcare agenda through the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[5]

Eachus was defeated by Tarah Toohil for re-election in 2010.


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1997 - 181ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1997-01-07. 
  2. ^ Brad Bumsted (2008-11-18). "House Democrats hand DeWeese No. 2 slot". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ "House Bill No. 1648". The Pennsylvania General Assembly. June 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  4. ^ "Governor Rendell Signs Bill Creating Commission to Probe Juvenile Justice System". Pennsylvania Office of the Governor. August 7, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ "PA Report 100". Pennsylvania Report. Capital Growth, Inc. January 23, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-14. 

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