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David Pritt was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 3rd Congressional District (map) of Arkansas. He was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.), but withdrew from the race.
Positions, record and controversies
Pritt's wife, Kim, has said that Pritt will work to roll back "parts of the Bush tax cuts and use the difference to fight the deficit spending that is threatening the future economy of our children." She also said Pritt wants to "raise the earnings cap for payroll tax, and use the additional revenue to reduce the payroll tax rate for both the employee and employer sides of the payroll tax. This would lower the cost of hiring employees for employers, stimulate job growth, and put real dollars in the pockets of virtually all Americans." Revenue raised through such reforms, according to Pritt's Web site, could be used to create an "additional retirement savings account for every American," supplementing Social Security, and encouraging "personal retirement savings." 
Pritt has also vowed to:
- Work for tougher educational reforms in the public school system
- Ensure families with special needs children have increased access to therapies and assistance
- Fight to see all children have health care insurance provided for them, independent of their parents' financial status
- Will fight to see veterans get more benefits, better health care, and job preferences in employment
- Support a reform of the Patriot Act to end measures that erode our individual rights
- Oppose a National ID program
- Support the Second Amendment right of law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms
- Support established law in end-of-life decisions
Dave Pritt is the third of four sons born to Dr. Troy Pritt, a Presbyterian minister, and Lorraine Pritt, a nurse. After high school, Pritt entered military service as a member of the elite 82nd Airborne Division, where he saw parts of the Middle East, and was stationed in the Sinai as part of the Multinational Force and Observers. He also served with the 10th Mountain, 1st Armored divisions, and the 1st Infantry Regiment, and was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield/Storm with 20th Special Forces Group to Ft Bragg.
Pritt saw service all over the world, serving in Somalia with the 10th Mountain Division, helping the people receive much needed food. He again served in Macedonia as part of the UN force to bring stability to the region, but also where communist forces attempted to assassinate the Macedonian President (and subsequently was one of 26 individuals honored for helping to save the President of Macedonia's life).
Priit later was one of the first to cross the Sava River and enter Bosnia, going all the way south to Olovo to help liberate them from Serbian genocide. More recently he has been deployed again — to Iraq, in Baghdad.
Education and Business Background
When he was not in the military, Pritt attended Erskine University in Due West, South Carolina, where he cultivated his love of the guitar and music, while also studying history and philosophy. Pritt worked a few years as an EMT, with Arkansas based companies like EASI's of Pine Bluff, and MEMS of Little Rock. Pritt also is the owner of an internet company known as K2V, named after his wife and two daughters. He also was the owner and operator of a Storefront business as an independent cell phone dealer in upstate NY.
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Pritt will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
David Pritt for U.S. Congress
2127 W Loren Circle
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Arkansas and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "David Pritt for Congress", Pritt for Congress Web site, retrieved January 22, 2007
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "WHO is DAVID PRITT?", Pritt for Congress Web site, retrieved January 22, 2007
- ↑ "Dave Pritt for U.S. Congress", DFA Link profile on David Pritt, retrieved January 22, 2007
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Arkansas’s 3rd Congressional District