- 1 J. B. Pritzker Biography
- 2 J. B. Pritzker Age
- 3 J. B. Pritzker Wife | J. B. Pritzker Children’s
- 4 J. B. Pritzker Education
- 5 J. B. Pritzker Net Worth
- 6 J. B. Pritzker Governor | J. B. Pritzker Platform
- 7 “As governor, I’ll fight for Illinois”.
- 8 J. B. Pritzker Gun Control
- 9 J. B. Pritzker Email | J. B. Pritzker Contact Information
- 10 Feds Probe Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, First Lady For Property Tax Appeals On Gold Coast Mansion
- 11 J. B. Pritzker Twitter
J. B. Pritzker Biography
J. B. Pritzker (Full name: Jay Robert Pritzker) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois since 2019.
He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group and a member of the Pritzker family who owns the Hyatt hotel chain.
He was the Democratic nominee for governor of Illinois in the 2018 gubernatorial election. He also defeated Bruce Rauner (Republican incumbent) in the general election on (6th November 2018). As governor, he holds more private wealth than any other governor in U.S. history and is the second-wealthiest U.S. politician to have ever held office, after Michael Bloomberg.
J. B. Pritzker Age
Jay Robert Pritzker, known as J. B. Pritzker, is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician serving as the 43rd Governor of Illinois since 2019. He was born on 19th 1965 in California. Jay is 54 years old as of 2019.
J. B. Pritzker Wife | J. B. Pritzker Children’s
He married Mary Kathryn “M. K.” (Muenster of South Dakota) whom he had met in Washington, D.C. on 1993 when she worked as an aide to Tom Daschle(U.S. Senator of South Dakota). He had three kids Tal Hava Pritzker (daughter), Andrew and William., where the two are sons.
They live in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago with their two children. His first wife was Audrey Gilbert(divorced in 1979). Later in 1981, he married again to Albert B. Ratner(the co-chairman of Cleveland-based real estate developer Forest City Enterprises).
J. B. Pritzker Education
He attended Massachusetts boarding school Milton Academy and then graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Pritzker went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
J. B. Pritzker Net Worth
He is a private business owner based in Chicago and a managing partner and co-founder of the Pritzker Group and a member of the Pritzker family who owns the Hyatt hotel chain; he has an estimated net worth of $3.5 billion dollars as of 2019.
J. B. Pritzker Governor | J. B. Pritzker Platform
I’m going to be a governor who works for all Illinoisans Illinois is my home.
This is where I’ve raised my family, where I built a business and where I’ve created programs to improve the lives of people across the state.
Now, I am going to proudly lead Illinois forward. The past four years created real damage for our state, but I have plans to put Illinois back on the side of working families.
Lieutenant Governor-Elect Juliana Stratton and I are ready to fight every day for Illinois. We’re going to bring back good-paying jobs, increase access to affordable healthcare coverage, and work to make sure every child gets a quality education, no matter his or zip code.
“As governor, I’ll fight for Illinois”.
I’m JB Pritzker — and as governor, I’ll fight for Illinois.
I want to tell you about the things I’ve been proudest of in my life. Then, I want to learn about you — so please stick around to introduce yourself.
I’m a husband.
I’ve been married to M.K., the most terrific woman in the world, for almost 25 years. She is my partner in this endeavor, and in everything, I’ve done. She’s the love of my life.
I’m the father of two great kids.
My 15-year-old daughter, Teddi, is a track and cross country runner (she obviously gets her athletic abilities from me). My son, Donny, is 13 — a total math whiz and a football fanatic. I’m so proud of them.
I’m an entrepreneur.
Not all that long ago, Illinois was way behind when it came to creating technology jobs — and we were missing out on the high-paying jobs those businesses create. I led the creation of a non-profit small business incubator called 1871, which in the last five years is responsible for creating 7,000 new jobs in Illinois, and we’re now ranked among the top ten tech hubs in the world.
I’m a passionate advocate for early childhood development.
I believe there isn’t a better investment we can make as a society than to invest in our youngest children. Study after study shows how important education is for kids age three and under, which is why I’ve become a national leader in supporting early childhood education and helped improve teacher training and invested in innovation here in Illinois. I’m also proud of working with some great local non-profit organizations to expand Illinois school breakfast program to 230,000 students across Illinois.
I believe there isn’t a better investment we can make as a society than to invest in our youngest children.
I’m a student of history — and know the importance of learning from it.
I’m a descendant of Ukrainian Jews and was proud to work with the local community of Holocaust survivors to open the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Each year, more than 50,000 kids learn to fight bigotry, hatred, and intolerance at the center, and thousands of teachers are trained to take those lessons back to their classrooms all across the state so kids will learn to stand up against hate.
I believe injustice.
My wife and I helped support the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has become a national leader in rectifying wrongful convictions and did much of the work behind Illinois’s moratorium on capital punishment.
I’m a huge Blackhawks fan.
I am not above wearing a Hawks jersey when I get invited on TV to talk about creating jobs in Chicago.
J. B. Pritzker Gun Control
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs a law requiring state licensing of Illinois gun dealers; rifle association threatens a lawsuit
J.B. Pritzker on 25/4/2019 signed legislation to give the state more oversight over Illinois firearms dealers, appearing with anti-violence advocates at a West Side elementary school and saying he’ll push for further gun control measures.
Pritzker’s signature on the legislation to require gun stores to get state certifications is another clear break with former Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in the opening days of the Democratic governor’s administration, and the move immediately puts him at odds with opponents of stricter gun laws. Minutes before Pritzker put pen to paper amid anti-violence advocates at Young Elementary School, the Illinois State Rifle Association threatened to challenge the new law in court.
“Just because we’re signing this today doesn’t mean there isn’t more to do,” Pritzker said. “But this particular bill is very important.”
Pritzker said he wants Illinois to outlaw bump stocks and trigger cranks this year, as well as put more money toward social services. But he said “I don’t know that” lawmakers would push for a ban on assault weapons this year.
Under the new law, Pritzker signed Thursday, it would be illegal for retailers to sell guns without being certified by the state. To qualify, stores first must be licensed by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Then, they would have to submit a copy of that license to the Illinois State Police, along with an affidavit declaring it remains valid. Shop owners would have to install surveillance equipment, maintain an electronic inventory, establish anti-theft measures and require employees to undergo annual training.
A certification would cost retailers a maximum of $1,500, and the regulations would apply to small businesses as well as big-box retailers. Sellers without a retail location would be charged $300 for certification. Supporters contend the new rules could reduce gun violence because federal regulators are stretched too thin to adequately handle all the shops operating in Illinois.
A large group of Democratic officials joined Pritzker at Thursday’s event, crediting the new governor for signing the bill so early in his administration.
“In four days, you figured out something that some people couldn’t figure out in four years,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. “And I want to compliment you for that wisdom.”
J. B. Pritzker Email | J. B. Pritzker Contact Information
Office of the Governor
207 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-6830 or 217-782-6831
Office of the Governor
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph, 16-100
Chicago, IL 60601
Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs Help Line:
Feds Probe Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, First Lady For Property Tax Appeals On Gold Coast Mansion
Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, his wife, and his brother-in-law are under federal criminal investigation for a dubious residential property tax appeal that dogged him during his gubernatorial campaign last year, WBEZ has learned.
A law-enforcement source familiar with the investigation confirmed to WBEZ that the probe, which has not been revealed publicly until now, began last October and remains active. There are no signs that criminal charges are imminent.
WBEZ has also confirmed that Illinois First Lady MK Pritzker’s personal assistant who was involved in the property tax appeal, Christine Lovely, is being represented by one of Chicago’s most high-powered lawyers. Her attorney, Reid Schar, is a former federal prosecutor who helped convict ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on corruption charges.
The developments demonstrate that the billionaire governor and his wife may face a serious legal threat arising from their controversial pursuit of a property tax break on a 126-year-old mansion they purchased next to their Gold Coast home.
A Cook County inspector general’s report, first published by the Chicago Sun-Times, later found MK Pritzker directed workers to remove all toilets from the mansion in order to have it declared “uninhabitable,” which gave the Pritzkers a huge property tax break. The report also found that Lovely and the governor’s brother-in-law, Thomas J. Muenster, made “false representations” on tax appeal documents.
The county watchdog said all of that amounted to a “scheme to defraud” taxpayers out of more than $331,000.
The governor’s office referred to WBEZ’s questions to a lawyer representing JB and MK Pritzker. The lawyer, Marc Elias, denied his clients engaged in any wrongdoing.
“Neither the Governor nor the First Lady have been contacted by law enforcement regarding the property tax appeal,” said Elias, a partner with the Perkins Coie law firm, which has done extensive legal work on behalf of Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign. “We are confident that any further review of the matter will show that the appropriate rules were followed.”
Schar, the attorney for the first’ lady’s assistant, declined to comment.
Muenster, the governor’s brother-in-law, did not respond to WBEZ’s request for comment. He had listed himself as the owner and manager of the mansion, according to the inspector general’s report.
A spokesman for U.S. Attorney John Lausch, who was appointed by President Donald Trump with support from both of Illinois’ Democratic U.S. senators, declined to comment.
Disclosure of the investigation comes at a sensitive time for a governor, who’s still on a political honeymoon after his blowout victory last fall. And the distraction of a federal criminal probe could threaten to disrupt his aggressive first-term agenda in Springfield.
In the next five-and-a-half weeks, Pritzker will need to expend political capital to pass a graduated income tax, a budget, the legalization of recreational marijuana and sports wagering, and a multibillion-dollar infrastructure plan possibly dependent on a big gasoline tax increase.
‘A scheme to defraud’
A little more than three months into his governorship, the most serious campaign issue confronting Pritzker last fall appeared to have gone dormant.
The property tax scandal picked up steam just a month before the November 2018 gubernatorial election, when the Chicago Sun-Times published news of a confidential memo from Cook County Inspector General Patrick Blanchard.
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