Representative Patricia Todd’s Story…

Patricia Todd has socially and professionally advocated for public policies relevant to social justice, HIV/AIDS, healthcare and a wide range of issues affecting the entire community in Birmingham for the past twenty years. After a contentious serious of political races in 2006 that garnered state and national attention, Patricia was elected to the Alabama Legislature as the State Representative for House District 54 making her the first elected public official who is openly gay in the history of Alabama.

Patricia’s previous work has included service as the Secretary of the Crestwood Neighborhood Association, as a Board member of Equality Alabama, as a member of the NAACP and the League of Women Voters and service as the former Secretary of Episcopal Church Women at Grace Episcopal Church Woodlawn.  In addition, Patricia was the founder of the Alabama chapter of Stonewall Democrats.


Patricia connecting with others in the community.

In addition to these activities in the community, Patricia was selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal in 1992 and was elected in 2004 as a delegate to the National Democratic Convention.

Professionally, Patricia is presently the Associate Director of AIDS Alabama in Birmingham.

Recognized for her tenacity relative to social justice and poverty issues, Patricia is committed to focusing her legislative priorities on public policy issues that affect marginalized and underserved communities.

Born in Richmond, Kentucky, Patricia received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, and also holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and resides with her partner, Jennifer Clarke, in the Crestwood Neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama.