It’s Todd’s conviction that everyone in our district deserves to have their representative hear their concerns, understand their dreams and goals for themselves and their families, and then work effectively to make those dreams and goals a reality.
He believes that Ted Poe and the Republican leadership have spent far too much time slicing and dicing our districts and highlighting our differences in an attempt to divide us with fear and doubt. We need a change.
Todd believes that using common sense and common decency – our heads and our hearts – we can find a way forward that respects and invests in all of our people and unlocks every person’s ability to contribute to our community’s and our country’s promise, progress, and prosperity.
Todd Litton has been leading and innovating in the education and nonprofit fields in the Houston area for the past 15 years. Todd’s work has focused on serving our region’s children and families, particularly in the “out-of-school” time areas of early childhood and afterschool that are a real struggle for families to find affordable, quality care for all of our children.
A native of Houston, Todd earned his A.B. degree from Duke University, his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law, and his MBA from Rice University. Todd has served on numerous nonprofit boards and committees. In addition to working with and leading nonprofits, Todd practiced law for three years and worked in investments for six years.
Todd’s leadership in the education and nonprofit fields has been recognized by national leadership and fellowship programs with the Children’s Defense Fund and the Aspen Institute, across the state with the Texas Lyceum, and locally with the American Leadership Forum and Center for Houston’s Future.
Todd’s first campaign rally was in downtown Houston’s Tranquility Park for the 1988 Dukakis-Bentsen campaign. In addition to block walking and volunteering for numerous Democratic candidates, Todd served as a Precinct 40 state delegate for John Kerry for President in 2004, and he was the Precinct 148 Chair and senate delegate for the Barack Obama for President campaign in 2008. Todd also served Mayor Bill White as the Chair of the City of Houston’s Tower Commission for six years.
Todd met his wife Jennifer Litton, a breast cancer doctor and researcher, at Duke University. They live in the Rice/Medical Center area with their three children, and are members of St. Anne’s Catholic Church.