He is challenging Ken Lopez Maddox in the recall election.
Pritchard is 39, and is a music professor at Cerritos College. He and his wife have a daughter in first grade at Oak Grove Elementary, where he made his announcement this morning.
He said school board members should be working more closely with parents, teachers and community leaders, as well as working to shore up school financing in Sacramento and Washington.
He said Lopez Maddox, a former North County state assemblyman, only ran for school board to resuscitate his political career.
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