United States Navy Veteran
As a P-3 pilot based at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Todd flew hundreds of missions out of 19 countries tracking Russian nuclear submarines, monitoring the coast of Libya for terrorist activity and conducting drug interdiction missions throughout South and Central America in protection of our southern border. Todd’s 26 years of service spans the final stages of the Cold War through the current War on Terror. He retired as a Commander (O-5) in 2016 and received the Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the National Defense Service Medal.
Innovative Business Leader
Todd is a Harvard MBA and a Jacksonville University graduate, and has played an important role in the growth of North Florida’s regional innovation economy as an investor, founder, and executive for more than 20 years. He has served as an advisor to the University of Florida Department of Communication & Information Science & Engineering and on the UF Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Board, guiding student and faculty entrepreneurs from concept to commercialization.
With three children attending Florida Universities, Todd and his wife Mary understand firsthand the challenges facing hardworking families in Florida and across the country. As the lone conservative on the Gainesville City Commission, he used commonsense solutions and responsible fiscal restraint to fight for taxpayers, limit government overreach and lower skyrocketing utility rates. Todd is a constitutional conservative who believes less government and more freedom are what make America great.