(The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially announced Monday that he plans to seek re-election.
Earlier this year, Pritzker had donated more than $30 million to his campaign fund, so Monday’s announcement wasn’t a surprise.
“Big news: I’m running for re-election,” Pritzker said in a Tweet on Monday. “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 @JulianaforLG, and there’s no limit to what we can do going forward.”
Pritzker defeated former Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, to become Illinois’ 43rd governor in January 2019.