After winning the special election last week to replace Rep. Brian Quirk, Assistant Floyd County Attorney Todd Prichard of Charles City was sworn-in to the Iowa House of Representatives on Tuesday surrounded by his family.

“I’m excited to serve the people of Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, and Floyd Counties in the Iowa House,” said Prichard.  “While session has already begun, I can promise my constituents that I’ll work hard every day, listen, and do what’s best for us.”

Rep. Prichard will serve on House Agriculture Committee, State Government, and Ways and Means as well as the Justice Systems Appropriations Subcommittee.

“The Legislature must stay focused on strengthening Iowa’s middle class and growing our ag economy,” said Prichard.  “We can’t afford to get sidetracked on divisive issues that have no chance of becoming law.  We need to work together to improve education, build a highly skilled workforce, and expand renewable energy like wind and biofuels because those jobs can’t be shipped out of our Iowa.”

Prichard and his wife, Ann, have three children and attend St. John Lutheran Church in Charles City. He serves on the YMCA Board of Directors and is also a member of the Charles City Lions Club.  Prichard, a major in the Iowa National Guard, started his military service in the Army in 1996 and has been deployed four times, including a tour in Iraq. Prichard attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate degree and law school.