Todd A. Hunter was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on August 26, 1953. He attended the University of Kansas (1971-1975) and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (1975-1978). Hunter has practiced law since November 1978 and is currently a partner of Hunter, Barker & Fancher, L.L.P. in Corpus Christi.
Todd and his wife, Alexis Taylor Hunter, have three children: Todd Jr., Michael, and Christina. During his previous tenure in the Texas House of Representatives (1989-1997), Todd served on the Civil Practices Committee as its Chairman, the State Affairs Committee as Vice Chairman, and on the Appropriations Committee as the Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee. He also served as a member of the Ways and Means, Elections, Calendars, Urban Affairs, and Higher Education Committees.
In 2008, Todd returned to the Texas House as the Representative for District 32, which included Aransas, San Patricio and Calhoun Counties, as well as part of Nueces County for his fifth term. In the 82nd Legislative Session (his sixth term), Todd was named the Chairman of the Calendars Committee and as Chairman of the Select Committee on Election Contest. He also served on the General Investigating & Ethics, Human Services and Correction Committees.
In 2012, Todd was elected for his seventh term to a district that encompasses the eastern half of Nueces County. For the 83rd Legislative Session, Todd was once again named Chairman of the Calendars Committee. He was also a member of the Redistricting, Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, County Affairs,
General Investigating and Ethics and Transportation Funding Committees. Todd was elected for his eighth term in 2014. He was appointed the Chairman of the Calendars Committee and Vice-Chairman of the Urban Affairs Committee for the 84th Legislative Session. He was also a member of the Criminal Jurisprudence, Redistricting and General Investigating and Ethics Committees.