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Todd ready to campaign for re-election to State House

Chris Todd just finished his third term serving as State Representative for District 73 in the Tennessee General Assembly.

He’s up for re-election again, and about 100 supporters gathered at T.J. Mulligan’s in Thomsen Farms in North Jackson on May 6 to help him officially kick off his campaign.

“Thank each and every one of you so much for showing up tonight and showing your support,” Todd said. “We just wrapped up another session in the State House, and I’m excited to be back here in Jackson with the voters.

“I want to hear from you about your concerns and what needs addressing.”

Todd discussed how his role within the State House has evolved since he was first elected to represent about the northern two-thirds of Madison County in Nashville.

“When I was first elected in 2018, I was one of about 20 freshmen who came in that year out of 99 representatives,” Todd said. “And I was elected the chair of the freshman class, and that allowed me to be involved in a number of key conversations among the leadership in the General Assembly.

“Since then, I’ve remained a part of a lot of those conversations. Doing that ensures that hopefully my voice is heard when I speak up for District 73 at the Capitol.”

Todd is the chair of the agriculture & natural resources committee, which he said is one of the more important committees in the General Assembly considering how important agriculture is to the state’s economy. He also serves on the calendar & rules, civil justice and education instruction committees.

“Tennessee is a great state, and one of the reasons we’re in such a good financial state right now is because of our collective fiscal conservatism in the state legislature,” Todd said. “And I want to get elected to maintain that conservatism.”

This is the first time since Todd was first elected in 2018 that he is challenged in the primary. Former Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris kicked off his campaign for the Republican nomination in April.

No one qualified to run for the Democratic nomination, and no independent candidates filed to run either. So the winner of this primary is probably the State Representative for the next two years.

“I’m excited to see so many supporters, and I’ve heard from a lot more over the last few weeks,” Todd said. “So I’m excited to get out there and campaign and keep working for all of you.”

Brandon Shields, brandon@jacksonpost.news

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