Senate District 28 (Aurora)
Senator Todd won her race for the Senate District 28 seat in 2012, and took office after completing her fourth term as the Representative for House District 41, which includes parts of Aurora and unincorporated Arapahoe County. As a legislator, she has focused on education, mental health, election law and veterans and military issues.
She currently serves as Chair of the Education Committee, Chair of the Legislative Audit Committee, Chair of the Joint Technology Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations and Finance Committees.
Senator Todd has sponsored bills to make college more accessible and affordable, help veterans start new careers as teachers, bring young teachers to under served areas, and train workers for the New Energy Economy. Her service outside of the General Assembly includes membership on numerous boards and organizations such as the Aurora Rotary Club, American Association of University Women, and the Mile High Lung Association.
Sen. Todd holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in reading from the University of Northern Colorado. She was a professional educator for 25 years in Cherry Creek School District 5, and has lived in the Eastridge community in Aurora for more than 30 years.
She has been married for over 40 years to Terry Todd, a retired teacher and retired colonel in the Army Reserves. They have two grown, married sons, four granddaughters and a black Labrador retriever who loves to recycle.