House District 52 State Representative Todd Prichard (D) of Charles City will not seek re-election this fall.
In a Facebook post, Prichard says the current legislative session will be his tenth and final session in the Iowa House. Prichard added, “It has been a great ride and I thank all of the people who supported my political career over the years. Quite frankly, there are too many people to name, but know you kept me going through thick and thin. I particularly thank my wife Ann Prichard and our children who too often made do with me away for legislative business.”
In the social media posting, Prichard also indicates that while he may be leaving the State Legislature after this session ends later this year, he will still continue to serve in other capacities.
Prichard said he doesn’t know what that service will be, but he cares too much about the state to not be a part of moving it forward and the service is in his DNA.
Prichard was first elected to the Iowa House in January 2023 after winning a special election to replace then-Representative Brian Quirk, who resigned.
Most of the current House District 52 Prichard represents will shift to the new House District 58 in 2023. It will include Charles City and all but the northwest corner of Floyd County. It will also include New Hampton and all of Chickasaw County and about the northeast half of Bremer County, but does not include Waverly.