Meet Bobby J. Pritchett Jr., candidate for Lt. Governor

bpritchett2Bob Pritchett is seeking the Illinois Green Party’s nomination for Lt. Governor. He is a public school educator who retired in 2012 as superintendent and elementary principal at South Fork School District in Kincaid after 24 years of credible service. Mr. Pritchett taught business, computer applications, and mathematics at Meredosia-Chambersburg Junior-Senior High School and was the regional career and technical director at Delabar Vocational Education System that served school districts in Knox, Henderson, and Warren Counties.

Bob earned his M.S and Ed. S. in Educational Leadership from Western Illinois University. He served on the Warren County Junior Achievement board, Workforce Development board, past president of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce, Carl Sandburg College career committees, and Paul Harris Fellow with the Monmouth Rotary Club.

Bob and Claire have been married for 29 years and live in Roseville. Bob Pritchett was born in Eldorado, Illinois to a family of farmers and educators. The family migrated to Champaign County where his father and mother taught at Unit 7 Schools in Tolono and Bob graduated from Unity High School. Pritchett served four years in the United States Navy in secure communications for the Supreme Allied Command Atlantic in Norfolk, Virginia.

Claire and Bob belong to the Environmental Defense Fund, Rainforest Alliance, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Arbor Day Foundation.

Watch for more bios of candidates seeking the ILGP’s nomination for state offices, which will be posted on our website between now and Saturday’s state membership meeting.