Patricia Todd has socially and professionally advocated for public policies relevant to social justice, education, HIV/AIDS, and a wide range of issues affecting the entire Birmingham community for over twenty years. Patricia was elected to the Alabama Legislature as the State Representative for House District 54 in November of 2006 as the first openly gay elected official in Alabama’s history.
Recognized for her tenacity relative to poverty issues, Patricia is committed to focusing her legislative priorities on public policy issues that affect marginalized and underserved communities. The legislation to which she commits tireless energy is a testament to her continued efforts to embolden the disenfranchised and underserved within her District and the entire State. Such work has most recently garnered her the “Freshman Legislator of the Year” award from the Alabama House Democratic Caucus.
In addition to her legislative work, Patricia holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UAB and professionally serves as the Associate Director of AIDS Alabama. Her community work includes service on the Boards of Greater Birmingham Ministries, Equality Alabama, Greater Birmingham Humane Society.. She is the founder of the Alabama Stonewall Democrats and is a member of the Leadership Birmingham Class of 2009, and Leadership Alabama in 2012.
Representative Todd continues her work from the Birmingham home she shares with her partner Candy West, doing so proudly on behalf of those whom she is privileged to serve.