ICCTA Outstanding Legislator Award
The Hon. Robert Pritchard
Illinois House of Representatives
Representative Robert Pritchard serves on the Illinois House of
Representatives' Higher Education Committee, Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, and the
appropriations committees for both higher education and K-12 schools.
Rep. Pritchard introduced and passed House Bill 4189, which clarified that community colleges are units
of local government that are subject to the local government provisions of the State Employees and
Officials Ethics Act.
State Representative Robert Pritchard (right) accepts
ICCTA's 2010 Outstanding Legislator Award from
ICCTA vice president David Harby.
When then Governor Blagojevich vetoed the legislation, Rep. Pritchard
successfully overrode the veto and sent the bill to the Senate. The Senate also overrode the governor's
veto -- and the bill became law. This critically important legislation protects local control for
community college boards through the state.
Rep. Prichard later introduced legislation that improved campus security and campus police protection.
Besides his work as a state lawmaker, Rep. Pritchard is an agriculture businessman. A farmer and former
executive director of the Illinois Ag Leadership Foundation, he is also a seed marketer, specialist
in public affairs, university extension communicator, and county ag advisor. In addition,
Rep. Pritchard is a former radio and TV reporter who also served as a county board member.
For additional information on ICCTA's Outstanding Legislator Award,
Kim Villanueva at 1-800-454-2282, ext. 1.
Illinois Community College Trustees Association|
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Springfield, IL 62701-1711
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