Iowa House District 70
Todd Taylor is currently serving his 11th term in the Iowa House. He is a Ranking Member on the Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee. He also serves on the Appropriations, Labor and State Government committees.
Todd was born May 21, 1966 in Ames, one of four children of Robert and Wanda Taylor. He grew up in Cedar Rapids, where his dad is a retired minister with the Community of Christ and his mom taught school at McKinley and Roosevelt Middle Schools.
He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1984. Representative Taylor earned his degrees from Graceland College in 1988 (BA in English, 1988) and the University of Iowa (BS in Political Science,1990).
After graduation he worked for the Iowa Democratic Party for two years, doing campaign work during two election cycles. He also received his first exposure to the Iowa Legislature as a clerk working for then Rep. Dvorsky who chaired the Local Government committee.
Having developed strong organizational skills, Todd was hired by the AFSCME union where he has been a union representative for more than 20 years. In this capacity, he organizes employees and administers the collective bargaining agreement, resolving employee grievances, reviewing job classifications, and arbitrating disagreements for nearly 5,000 employees at the University of Iowa.