Senator Nancy Todd
About Senator Todd
Senator Nancy Todd won her race for the Senate District 28 seat in the 2012 election, and will take office after completing her fourth term as the Representative for House District 41, which includes parts of Aurora and unincorporated Arapahoe.
In the House, she was a member of the House State, Veterans & Military Affairs Committee and the House Education Committee.
She focused on education, mental health, election law and veterans and military issues. In 2011, she sponsored legislation providing concussion prevention and awareness training for youth coaches and requiring a physician’s permission before a young concussion victim can return to the game. Other bills she has sponsored include acts designed to prevent community college students from having to retake coursework when transferring to a four-year institution, make a college degree more accessible and affordable, help military veterans start new careers as teachers and bring young teachers to underserved areas, and train workers for the New Energy Economy.
She has received awards for distinguished service from the United Veterans Committee, the University of Colorado-Denver, the Colorado Community Colleges, the Early Childhood and School Readiness Commission, the Colorado University Health Sciences Center, the Aurora Mental Health Center, the Colorado Art Education Association, the Friends of Home Care in Colorado, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the Colorado Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
Senator Todd serves on the boards of the Colorado Channel Authority, Ridge View Academy, Fitzsimons Veterans Nursing Home, Arapahoe House, and the Mile High Lung Association. She is a member of the Aurora Rotary Club, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, American Association of University Women, Greenwood Community Church, the international women’s society P.E.O., and Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional educators’ sorority. 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.
Senator Todd has 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 has been married 41 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.