While in the legislature, Staples helped pass landmark lawsuit abuse reform. Since the implementation of “tort reform” in 2003, frivolous lawsuits have declined substantially making Texas a more attractive place to do business, and making healthcare more accessible and affordable. For his leadership on lawsuit abuse reform, Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) recognized Todd with the “Civil Justice Leadership Award.”
Consistently rated one of Texas’ top conservatives during his service in the Texas Legislature, Staples sponsored and helped pass a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between one man and one woman. The amendment passed with 81% voter approval. Prominent pro-life groups including Texas Right to Life and Texas Alliance for Life have consistently endorsed Todd in past elections.
While serving in the Texas Legislature, Staples stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Governors Bush and Perry passing record setting tax cuts, which has enabled Texas to lead the nation in job growth.
Todd is a strong defender of our 2nd Amendment and Gun Owner rights. As a State Representative and State Senator, Todd was A rated and endorsed by the NRA.