Robert W. Pritchard
|Robert W. Pritchard|
|Member of the Illinois House of Representatives
from the 70th district
February 2, 1945 |
Robert W. Pritchard is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 70th district since 2003. He represents the residents of DeKalb County and portions of Ogle and LaSalle counties. Pritchard has been serving in the Illinois House since 2003.
Pritchard was born February 2, 1945 in Aurora, Illinois. He grew up on a farm near Hinckley, Illinois. Pritchard majored in communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned both a bachelors and masters degree. His wife, Mary, is an Associate Dean at Northern Illinois University. They have two grown sons.
After graduation, Pritchard returned to work on the family farm, but also began working as a radio and TV broadcaster for local stations. In keeping with his expertise, Pritchard delivered the farming updates and local weather reports.
Pritchard also found work using both his communication and agricultural backgropund working in various marketing, public relations and community relation roles at DEKALB Genetics Corporation/Monsanto Company. Additionally, he has worked for several universities.
Pritchard was an energetic and busy contributor to the communities of DeKalb County. He served on the Hinckley-Big Rock Board of Education and was elected to a leadership position for the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. He also was elected to the DeKalb county board and served as its chairman.
In 2002, Pritchard was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives. In his capacity as a state legislator, Pritchard has been active in such issues as early childhood and education, health care, conservation, the environment, job creation, and protecting the manufacturing industry. He serves as Republican spokesman on the State Government Administration Committee and is co-chair of the Legislative Education Caucus which he helped form.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Great Illinois Chapter) 2009 Legislator of the Year Award
Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts Donald L. Moffitt Legislator of the Year Award
Illinois Community College Trusted Association 2010 Outstanding Legislator Award
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- Illinois General Assembly - Representative Robert W. Pritchard (R) 70th District official IL House website
- Project Vote Smart - Representative Robert W. Pritchard (IL) profile
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- Illinois House Republican Caucus - Robert Pritchard profile
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