Meet Todd Eachus.
A husband and father, Todd was born and raised in Northeastern Pennsylvania. He and his wife Ellen grew up in Wilkes-Barre and both graduated from Coughlin High School in 1980. They married in 1985. Together, they had 3 sons — Anthony, Benjamin, and Nathan — who all attended and graduated from Hazleton Area School District. In 1995, Todd decided the best way for him to serve his community was to run for State Representative. He won in 1996 and rose through leadership to become the #2 in the General Assembly. Unlike the politicians in Harrisburg today, when Todd made a promise, he kept it.
Todd grew up in Wilkes-Barre where he attended James M. Coughlin High School. After graduating, Todd went to Claremont, California to attend Pitzer College where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies. During his years in college, Todd interned for two Pennsylvania Congressmen, experiencing first-hand how legislating really works. After graduating from college, Todd worked for Congressman Frank J. Guarini before running for State Representative himself.
As a Democratic Committeeperson for Butler Township, Todd worked to elect Democrats up and down the ballot for years. In 1996, Todd was on the ballot to succeed Rep. Tom Stish and won. He would go on to serve 7 consecutive turns in the State House of Representatives. His work in the House was described as a “key driving force” for enacting effective legislation like expanding healthcare options for our seniors, funding public schools adequately, and bringing community hospital options to the region.
As a leader in the Democratic Party and Majority Leader in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Todd fought for forgotten communities in and around Pennsylvania. He recognized then and still knows to this day that the only way to get things done is to have a plan and collaborate with everybody — Democratic, Independent, and Republican.