Rep. Todd Prichard has served in the Iowa House since 2013. He is the Iowa House Minority Leader and previously served as Ranking Member of the House Agriculture Committee. He has also served on the House Natural Resources Committee, Veteran Affairs, Ways and Means, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.
Todd was raised in Davenport, Iowa and his parents were small business owners. After graduating from Davenport public schools, he attended the University of Iowa and participated in the Army ROTC program to help pay for college and fulfill a desire to serve his country.
After graduating as the Distinguished Military graduate, Todd commissioned into the Regular Army as an Infantry Lieutenant. He was deployed with the First Cavalry Division as a rifle platoon leader to Kuwait as part of Operation Desert Spring. After returning to Iowa, Todd joined the 1/133 Infantry Battalion of the Iowa Army National Guard in Dubuque and started law school at the University of Iowa. During his time with the National Guard, Todd was deployed to Egypt for six months as part of an international peacekeeping force and later as Company Commander of the 1/133rd in Iraq. Todd continues to serve in the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.
After completing law school, Todd and his wife, Ann, moved to Charles City, where he started working as an attorney. He opened his own general practice law firm and also served as the Assistant Floyd County Attorney, where he prosecuted drug and violent crime, including domestic abuse cases.
While in the legislature, Todd has reached across the aisle to address important issues like human trafficking, water quality, veteran’s affairs, rural development, and job training. While in the legislature, Todd has been recognized as Legislator of the Year by the Iowa Sheriff’s Association and the Iowa League of Cities.
Locally, Todd has volunteered his time to a variety of causes including job training, flood protection, and providing school supplies to area children. He has assisted wounded warriors and local veterans and served on the board of the Charles City YMCA and the Learning Center of Charles City. He remains active today, including his work with “Be The Bridge” that seeks to improve race relations in Floyd County.
Todd and Ann live in Charles City with their three children, Kate, Emma and Owen. Ann works as the Talented and Gifted teacher at Charles City schools. The family attends St. John Lutheran Church in Charles City.