CANDIDATE FOR WISCONSIN'S
51ST ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Born and raised on a family farm in Cobb, Wisconsin, and a lifelong resident of Iowa County, Todd is seeking a third term in the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Prior to serving in the State Assembly, Todd worked as an Associate Editor and the Dodgeville Chronicle. Currently, serving as the Mayor of Dodgeville, Todd has notable experience in local politics with a strong record of standing up for the priorities of those who live in Southwest Wisconsin.
Todd is also the father of two teenage boys whom he adopted out of the foster care system as teenagers. Foster care continues to be a passion of his as can be seen by his time spent on the Speakers Task Force on Foster Care in his 2017-'18 term.
WHERE I STAND
A member of the Assembly Speakers Task Force on Foster Care, Todd traveled the State of Wisconsin listening to those involved in our Foster Care System. At the conclusion of these listening sessions, Todd introduced a bill that passed the Assembly waiving tuition at all UW Institutions and Technical Colleges in Wisconsin. As an institution he cares deeply about, Todd continues to meet with stakeholders and look for ways to improve this system and the lives of the people involved.
Healthcare is expensive, especially for those who do not receive coverage through their employer. To help manage skyrocketing premiums and make coverage more affordable for those purchasing coverage on the individual market, Todd authored and passed the Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan. This plan aims to reduce premiums for families purchasing coverage on the individual market by the year 2020. In addition, Todd proudly supported legislation prohibiting health plans from enacting preexisting condition exclusions as well as making Senior Care a permant program. Finally, in order to assist those living with Alzheimer's and Dementia, Todd added language to the State Budget to expand WIsconsin's Dementia Care Specialist Program.
Our rural areas are in desperate need of infrastructure updates, funding for schools, and access to high speed internet. During his time in the legislature, Todd has fought to fund these projects through legislation and the state budget process with his support of a record setting investment in our schools, an increase of $100 per pupil in sparsity aid for rural districts, an increase of $10 million for local roads and bridges, and $14 million for broadband expansion grants.
Todd knows that a successful economy requires a healthy environment. Wisconsin's agriculture and tourism industries rely on responsible and sustainable behavior. During the state budget process, Todd was successful in fully funding Land and Water Conservation Staffing to advocate for rigorous, county-based, conservation efforts. Todd has also voted against efforts to repeal the mining moratorium and roll back protections on federal wetlands in Wisconsin.
Jim Bindl - Richland County Sheriff
Jennifer Harper - Richland County DA
Steve Michek - Iowa County Sheriff
Jenna Gill - Lafayette County DA
Larry Nelson - Iowa County DA
Reg Gill - Lafayette County Sheriff
Craig Nolen - Green County DA
Winner of the Legislator of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Counties Association as well as the Municipal Champion Award from the Leage of Wisconsin Municipalities, Todd has a strong record of advocating for local control and working closely with local government. His reputation speaks for itself and has earned him broad support from elected members on school boards, county boards, town boards, city councils, and village boards across the 51st Assembly District. Todd is also committed to the fight against rural crime and drug abuse. His work on these issues during his time in the legislature has resulted in strong relationships and the support of the leaders listed above as well as a significant number of additional law enforcement offices across Wisconsin.