Democratic candidate for governor Prichard going on active military duty

Charles City, Iowa – One of the five Democrats running for governor will be off the campaign trail for three weeks and participating in military exercises in eastern Europe. Todd Prichard, a state representative from Charles City, is a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was scheduled to leave Sunday for the “Saber Guardian” exercise in Bulgaria.

Prichard joined the U.S. Army in 1996 when he was a junior in college. Prichard is now 42 years old and he’s planning to retire from the Army Reserve at the end of the year.

Prichard will return to the campaign trail in August, to promote his “50-50 in five” goal.

Prichard says he’ll lay out more policy details when he returns in August. Military rules prohibit Prichard from campaigning while he’s on active duty. His staff also will be prevented from updating the campaign website or sending fundraising messages for the next three weeks.

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