Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announces reelection bid, will seek 2nd term

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announces reelection bid, will seek 2nd term


CHICAGO (WLS) — Governor JB Pritzker is running for reelection.

Pritzker made the announcement he will seek a second term as Illinois’ governor Monday on Twitter.

“Big news: I’m running for re-election,” he wrote. “We’ve been through a lot, and I’ve been so proud to see Illinoisans come together during the toughest of times. I’m excited to fight for the state I love with [Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton], and there’s no limit to what we can do going forward.”

In June, Pritzker hinted to ABC7 Political Reporter Craig Wall that he was considering not seeking a second term.

“You know, again, I haven’t talked to my family completely about this and I need to spend time with them had to have that conversation. So I’ll get back to you shortly. I promise,” Pritzker said at the time.

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But many political observers at the time said firmly believed he was go for a second term. They were proved right Monday.

Pritzker’s re-election announcement came with a video highlighting his work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, support Illinoisans who lost work and benefits during the pandemic, and to roll out the vaccine as quickly as possible. It also highlighted his efforts to bolster small businesses during the
pandemic, and put science first in his decision making.

Watch Gov. Pritzker’s full announcement below:

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