Todd Stephens is a graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School and Shippensburg University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Government. Upon graduating from college Todd worked briefly as an insurance agent before serving as a clerk in the Montgomery County Prothonotary’s Office. In addition to working full-time in the Prothonotary’s Office, Todd worked two part-time jobs and also attended law school in the evenings at the Widener University School of Law while rising through the ranks becoming the Second Deputy Prothonotary.
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After graduating with his law degree and being admitted to the bar in 2000, Todd began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in January 2001. When Todd was promoted to the Trials Division he was assigned to the Sex Crimes Unit, where he immediately developed a passion for prosecuting crimes committed against children via the internet.
Throughout his career in the District Attorney’s Office Todd spent considerable time in the community educating children and parents of the potential dangers they face while online. He also taught “Sex Crimes and the Law” at Temple University Ambler’s Campus, as well as a course for Pennsylvania’s Magisterial District Judges concerning the prosecution of internet sex cases.
In 2004 Todd was appointed as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. There, Todd was assigned to the Firearms Unit and focused on prosecuting Montgomery County’s most violent gun offenders in federal court, where the penalties for these crimes are substantially higher.
During his tenure as a prosecutor, Todd served as the Captain of the Sex Crimes, Firearms and Major Crimes Unit. In almost 10 years as a prosecutor Todd achieved a 99 percent conviction rate, over 1,500 convictions, and 18 homicide convictions.
Outside the courtroom Todd served on the Horsham Planning Commission when Horsham was named the “15th Best Place to Live in America” by CNN/Money Magazine in 2007. He also served on the Reuse Subcommittee of the Horsham Land Reuse Authority for the Willow Grove Naval Air Station, and led the fight to ensure Willow Grove will never become a civilian or commercial airport.
Todd was elected to his second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012. He believes in strong fiscal discipline and is focused on improving Pennsylvania’s business climate and protecting Pennsylvania’s must vulnerable citizens, including our children. Todd serves on the Judiciary, Consumer Affairs, Children and Youth, and Insurance Committees.
Todd, his wife Nicole, and sons Will and Ben live in Horsham Township.
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