Assistant Floyd County Attorney Todd Prichard of Charles City was selected by local Democrats at a special nomination convention tonight in Charles City.  The special election, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, was called after Rep. Brian Quirk resigned last month.

“I’m honored to be selected tonight and look forward to listening to the concerns of the people of Chickasaw, Cerro Gordo, and Floyd Counties,” said Prichard.  “While I know this is a short campaign, I will work hard to meet the voters of District 52 and earn their support on January 22.”

In addition to serving as an assistant county attorney, Prichard is a member of the Iowa National Guard.  He started his 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.

“My top priority will be growing Iowa’s middle class and making sure our kids get the best education in the world,” said Prichard, who has three children of his own.  “We need to guarantee that every child in Iowa will get a quality education and graduates with the skills necessary to land a good-paying job and support their own family.”

“As a National Guard member, I’m also committed to helping veterans and members of our military return to their community and be successful.  Whether it’s help matching their military skills with a job or supporting military families during deployment, I will do all I can to make the lives of our veterans a bit easier,” added Prichard.

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.