Meet the Candidates: Jeffrey N. Pritzker

By Aaliyah Turnage and Miya Fredericks

jeffrey-n-pritzkerJeffrey N. Pritzker is, for the second time, the Republican candidate running for attorney general. Pritzker has 40 years of experience as a government and private attorney.

Pritzke said he wants to see changes that make health care more affordable for Marylanders, removal of the “rain tax” and more jobs and businesses in the state.

“I will investigate and attempt to recover the $250 million dollar loss to taxpayers, from the failed ‘affordable’ health care roll out. I will fight against unfunded federal mandates, which have recently caused Maryland to have a Rain Tax,” Pritzker said.

Pritzker is an experienced attorney. He has argued before the State District Court, Circuit Court, State Appellate Court, the U.S. District Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The candidate also has represented individual plaintiffs and defendants in general practice.

Pritzker was raised in Baltimore where he attended public school. He attended Baltimore City College High School, but finished graduated from Milford Mill High School in Baltimore County. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1970 and, with honors from the University of Maryland Law School in 1974.

The candidate also has been active in community service affairs. Pritzker is the former president of Valley Heights Improvement Association and he is the former president of the Save A Heart Foundation. The foundation has raised millions of dollars to provide hospitals with equipment and fire departments with emergency ambulances and life saving materials.

In 2002, Pritzker was the GOP candidate for attorney general but failed to get elected even though Republican Robert Ehrlich was elected governor.

Pritzker resides in Phoenix, Md., and he works as a partner with the law firm Margolis, Pritzker, Epstein & Blatt, P.A. located in Towson, Md.

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