NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Rep. Curry Todd has scheduled a fundraiser for a week after his first court appearance on drunken driving and gun charges.

The invitation to the $500-per-person event to be held at the home of a Nashville businessman on Nov. 8 was circulated by the Tennessee Lobbyists Association on Monday. Spokesman Mark Greene said the group forwards all fundraiser notices for sitting lawmakers but makes no endorsements.

Todd stepped down as chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee last week following his arrest for failing a roadside sobriety test and refusing a breath test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed next to the driver's seat.

The Collierville Republican and retired Memphis police officer's first court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 1.

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APPHOTO RPES104: Rep. Curry Todd attends a committee hearing in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011. It was the Collierville Republican's first appearance at the Legislature since his Oct. 11 arrest on drunken driving and gun charges. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig) (19 Oct 2011)

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APPHOTO RPES102: This booking photo released by the Metropolitan Nashville Police shows state Rep. Curry Todd, R-Collierville, who was arrested late Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, on charges of drunken driving and possession of a gun while under the influence. Todd was a main sponsor of a Tennessee law to allow people with handgun carry permits to bring their guns into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Nashville Police) (12 Oct 2011)

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