Todd Schuler

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Todd L. Schuler
Todd Schuler (2007).jpg
Maryland House of Delegates
In office
2007–2011
Preceded by John W. E. Cluster, Jr.
Succeeded by John W. E. Cluster, Jr.
Constituency District 8, Baltimore County
Personal details
Born (1977-01-20) January 20, 1977 (age 40)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Democratic
Occupation Attorney

Todd L. Schuler (born 1977) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party.

Background[edit]

Schuler was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 20, 1977. His father, Leoanard G. "Bud" Schuler, is a business agent for Plumbers and Steamfitters U.A., Local 486. His mother, K. Michelle Schuler, is an office manager at the Career Development and Placement Center at Loyola College in Maryland. He attended Calvert Hall College High School, Spring Hill College and the Tulane University School of Law.

He was active with both the Maryland Bar Association, the Maryland Association for Justice, and with local Democratic Party organizations before his election. He is active in the Elmwood Improvement Association. Todd is a practicing attorney. He lives in Overlea with his wife, Colleen.

In the legislature[edit]

Delegate Schuler served one term in the Maryland House of Delegates, representing Maryland's District 8 in Baltimore County. Schuler was a member of the Judiciary Committee and a member of its Civil Law and Procedure Subcommitte since his appointment and a member of its Criminal Justice Subcommittee since February, 2009.

In January 2009, Delegate Schuler became the first member of the Maryland General Assembly to report live the General Assembly Session via Twitter.[citation needed]

Legislative notes[edit]

  • Co-sponsored legislation which would have brought bottle and can deposits to Maryland. [1]
  • Co-sponsored and helped pass legislation that increased the penalties for possession of child pornography. [2]
  • Voted against the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (Ban on smoking in bars and restaurants) (HB359)[3]
  • Co-sponsored Religious Freedon and Civil Marriage Protection Act.
  • Successfully sponsored a legislative bond bill that (along with its Senate counterpart bill)garnered $250,000 to help fund the Storyville Children's Learning Center at the Rosedale Library, a project of the Foundation for Baltimore County Public Library, (HB360)[4]
  • Introduced legislation to ban plastic grocery bags. [5]
  • Co-sponsored Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Act of 2009. [6]
  • Co-sponsored legislation to require the state to issue permits to carry handguns to all law-abiding citizens of sound mind. [7]
  • One of just eighteen Democrats to cross party lines and vote against the Special Session tax increases of 2007. [8]

Election results[edit]

  • 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[1]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Joseph C. Boteler III, Rep. 19,586   17.4%    Won
Eric M. Bromwell 20,116   17.9%    Won
Todd Schuler 18,356   16.3%    Won
John W. E. Cluster, Jr. 18,057   16.0%    Lost
Melissa Redmer Mullahey 18,160   16.1%    Lost
Ruth Baisden 18,261   16.2%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 74   0.1%    Lost
  • 2002 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – District 08[2]
Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome
Joseph C. Boteler III, Rep. 19,826   16.99%    Won
Eric M. Bromwell 20,314   17.41%    Won
Todd Schuler 16,277   13.95%    Lost
Alfred W. Redmer, Jr. 22,884   19.61%    Won
Mike Rupp 18,755   16.07%    Lost
Tim Caslin 18,553   15.90%    Lost
Other Write-Ins 86   0.07%    Lost

References[edit]

  1. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept, 07 2007
  2. ^ "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections.  Retrieved on Sept, 07 2007

"Maryland Manual Online". Maryland State Archives. 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-07. 

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