Charles City, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard on Friday spoke about a decision he is in the midst of making, along with an update on how the start to the legislative session is going.
Prichard, a democrat for House 52, said there is some soul-searching going on in the Iowa Democratic Party, and with the announcement of Senator Liz Mathis dropping out of the 2018 Iowa governor race, Prichard’s name has come up as a potential candidate.
Prichard said as a rural Iowan he could represent the state in a way that hasn’t been represented in years past.
Prichard said there is a lot that goes into such a big decision in running for the position of state governor, including major fundraising for the campaign. He said he has been thinking about the possibility for a little while, but got a bit blindsided when Senator Liz Matthis decided not to pursue her campaign for governor last Tuesday night.
Prichard said his decision will likely be made by the end of the legislative session, which is in May or June.
Prichard said his priorities are still getting through the current legislative session and representing his district.
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