Election 2018: Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker

JB Pritzker headshots Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 in Chicago, Ill. (Courtesy: JB Pritzker Campaign)

Democratic candidate for governor JB Pritzker said he’s running to get the state back on track.

"Everything we care about is under seize right now by a racist, misogynist president in Washington DC and his local, silent partner, Gov. Bruce Rauner,” Pritzker said.

Pritzker is on a mission to fight for the working class.

"We need somebody in the governor's office who has experience getting big things done because we have a lot of big things that need to get done,” Pritzker said.

Pritzker would like to implement a progressive income tax to help fund education and he'd like to make health care universal.

"I think it's important that we turn this state around and we make sure that we put it on the side of the families who have fought so hard to make a living around the state," Pritzker said.

And in a time where longtime Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is being questioned about his handling of harassment complaints within his party, Pritzker said an independent investigation needs to take place.

"I think the investigation that will go forward will lead to the conclusions that it leads to,” Pritzker said. “And that may require him to step down, to resign or leave his job, either one – any of the jobs that he holds today."

See Pritzker’s full interview below.

Illinois' Primary Election is on March 20.

Throughout this election year, we'll be using the hashtag #ILElection18. Search that on social media to follow along with the latest coverage. Also, follow statehouse reporter Rachel Droze on Facebook and Twitter and Newschannel 20 on Facebook and Twitter.

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