Todd is currently a State Senator from Tennessee. First elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2016; he has been a Conservative leader in the Senate in Tennessee for the past four years. He currently serves on the Senate Education, Commerce and Insurance and the Judiciary committees. He is also the Chair of the Education K-12 sub-committee. He recently retired after 43 years on the financial industry as a Senior Vice President of a major investment company. A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, The son of a railroad engineer and homemaker, Todd has mastered the values and ethics you would hope for in an elected leader. He is a devoted father, a man of faith, and a respected voice for the Republican Party. In fact, for 42 years, Todd Gardenhire has been working behind the scenes to promote Republican candidates who are committed to the principles of limited government, entrepreneurial capitalism and tightening the belt on bloated government. He served in the White House Advance operations for President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan. He was appointed by the President George W. Bush to a prominent national agency responsible for protecting the retirement incomes of more than 40 million American workers.