Todd Tiahrt (born June 15, 1951), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the Fourth Congressional District of Kansas (map), which is based in Wichita.
He attended Evangel College and received an M.B.A. from Southwest Missouri State University. He worked for Boeing, where he worked on numerous government contracts, from 1981 until his election to Congress.
He was elected to the Kansas State Senate in 1992. After only one term, he won the Republican nomination for the 4th District and was elected to the House in an upset over 18-year Democratic incumbent Dan Glickman. A major factor in the win was the 1990s round of redistricting, in which Hutchinson and surrounding Reno County were shifted to the "Big 1st" District. Hutchinson was replaced with more reliably Republican Montgomery County. After a tough reelection bid in 1996, he has been reelected four more times with little difficulty, including 68f the vote in 2004.
Tiahrt serves as a Deputy Majority Whip. He is the only Kansan on the Appropriations Committee. He is one of four Pentecostals in the 109th Congress. The others--all Republicans--are Jo Ann Davis of Virginia, Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado and Tim Johnson of Illinois.