Todd Ames Hunter (born August 26, 1953) currently serves as State Representative for District 32 in the Texas House of Representatives. He was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and attended Kansas University from 1971 to 1975 where he received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Speech and Human Relations and Southern Methodist University from 1975 to 1978 for law school.
Hunter moved to Corpus Christi, TX in 1978 where he currently practices civil defense law as the senior shareholder of Hunter & Handel, P.C. Hunter’s areas of practice include insurance, commercial, banking, tort trial and appellate practice, and mediation. He is married to Alexis Taylor Hunter, who is the eldest daughter of Marcella and Leroy Taylor. Alexis and Todd raised all three of their children, Todd A. Hunter Jr. (B: 1986), Michael Taylor Hunter (B: 1987), and Christina Allison Hunter (B: 1991), in Corpus Christi.
Hunter is serving his seventh term in the Texas House of Representatives. He was first elected to public office in 1988 and retired from public service in 1997 so he could help raise his three young children with his wife Alexis. In 2008, Todd was elected as a Republican representing District 32 composed of Aransas, Calhoun, San Patricio and part of Nueces County. In 2013, District 32 is the eastern most portion of Nueces County.
During the 83rd Legislative Session, The Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Joe Straus, named Hunter as Chairman of the Calendars Committee. Hunter was also named as a member of the County Affairs, General Investigating and Ethics, Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence and Redistricting Committees.
At the start of his sixth term, during the 82nd Legislative Session, Speaker Straus, named Hunter as Chairman of the Calendars Committee. The Speaker also appointed Hunter to the Corrections, Human Services, Redistricting, General Investigating & Ethics committees and Chairman of the Special Committee on Election Contest.
During the 81st Legislative Session, Hunter served as Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence. As Chairman, he oversaw a committee with jurisdiction over all appellate courts in the state, including the Texas Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Hunter also served on the Insurance and the General Investigating and Ethics Committees. Hunter was also named to the House Select Committee on Transportation Funding.
Additional awards for his efforts during the 81st Legislative Session include the James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas for his work on the “Free Flow of Information Act”, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.’s Free Enterprise Champion Award, Texas Medical Association’s Friend of Medicine Award, Texas Civil Justice League’s Jobs for Texas Award, Texas for Lawsuit Reform Civil Justice Leadership Award, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas’ “Best of the House” Legislative honors, and the Central Texas Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse’s Champion award.
During his 1988 to 1997 tenure in the legislature, Hunter served as Chairman of the House Committee on Civil Practices and was a key player in important issues, such as tort reform and education. He served on numerous other important House committees, including the Ways and Means, Elections, Calendars, Urban Affairs and Higher Education committees. Additionally, Hunter served on the powerful Appropriations Committee for two terms and was named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Education and Vice Chair of the State Affairs Committee.