Curry Todd

Even outgoing legislators are permitted to let taxpayers foot the bill for out-of-state legislative trips, complete with a per diem, travel and lodging expenses.

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A Capitol Hill lobbyist challenging state Rep. Joshua Evans has a 2010 DUI arrest record. But Evans and the state lawmaker who released the information both avoided likening the situation to that of Rep. Curry Todd.

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Rep. Curry Todd ducked out of the House of Representatives in just enough time Thursday to miss voting on a bill giving judges the power to force people to submit to blood-alcohol tests who are pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Todd, formerly a Memphis cop and lobbyist for the Fraternal Order of Police, […]

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Todd, R-Collierville, announced he has non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer. Todd disclosed his illness during a committee hearing while making the case for a bill to require insurance companies to pay for certain chemotherapy treatments.

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Rep. Curry Todd could lose his driver’s license for a year after refusing a breathalyzer test when he was arrested on DUI and gun possession charges this month in Nashville. DUI defense attorneys generally recommend that drivers refuse such tests, a message that frustrates law enforcement.

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Rep. Curry Todd’s resignation from a key legislative committee post is only “temporary,” House Speaker Beth Harwell says. She says she expects Todd, who was arrested last week for driving drunk with a loaded handgun, will still seek another term. “I think Rep. Todd has every anticipation of running for re-election, and voters of his […]

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The Shelby County lawmaker, arrested last week for DUI, reportedly acknowledged to Gov. Haslam that he “made a bad mistake” and he’s sorry. The governor, who reiterated the conversation for reporters, said he ran into Rep. Todd at a charity golf tournament Monday held by Speaker of the House Beth Harwell and Rep. Gary Odom.

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Statement from Rep. Curry Todd; Oct. 17, 2011:  (October 17, 2011, NASHVILLE) – Representative Curry Todd (R—Collierville) released the following statement after meeting with House Speaker Beth Harwell (R—Nashville): “Today, I told Speaker Harwell that I would step aside as Chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee until this matter is resolved and […]

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Opponents of the law said it would hamper tourism by making Tennessee restaurants unsafe. But two years after the law first passed, the state’s numbers show tourism to Tennessee is up — and nobody has been convicted of drinking alcohol in a bar while otherwise legally possessing a firearm.

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Statement from the Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester; Oct. 12, 2011:  NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester issued the following statement pressing House Speaker Beth Harwell to publicly address the charges against Rep. Curry Todd: “Based on news reports, Rep. Curry Todd’s actions are embarrassing to himself and the state of Tennessee. House […]

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One of the state’s top Republicans says he’s unsure of Chairman Curry Todd’s political future given his DUI arrest Tuesday night. “Well, I think it’s too early to really know if he’s going to keep his chairmanship,” said Rep. Gerald McCormick, the House Republican leader. “He’s done a good job, and I certainly hope so. […]

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Press Release from the Tennessee Firearms Association; June 6, 2011: Tennessee Firearms Association, Inc. Legislative Action Committee 2011 TFALAC Legislative Summary Summarized below are the bills which were enacted in 2011 from those that we tracked. None of them address any meaningful changes in the law that are significant to those who promote the 2nd Amendment, […]

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