Councilor Stoddard moved to New Mexico in 1987 where he met his wife, Joy, in 2000 and made a family with their two boys. He is a US Coast Guard Veteran and has served as a Commissioner for the City of Clovis and Curry County. Councilor Stoddard also served as a Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Board Commision and was a Cannon Airforce Base Special Operations Honorary Base Commander.
Councilor Stoddard was elected as District 6 City Councilor in March 2020 to a four-year term.
The next election for the District 6 City Councilor seat is March 2024. Rio Rancho Governing Body members are elected in non-partisan elections.