Rita Pritchett was elected to the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners as District 1 Commissioner in November 2016.
Rita was a two term Titusville City Council Member prior to her election to the Brevard County Commission. She has served as a liaison to the Brevard County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Economic Development Commission, Parrish Medical Center, and is currently a member of the Brevard Nature Alliance. Pritchett was honored to receive the Space Coast Daily 2015 Humanitarian Award and the Image Award from St. James AME 2015.
Brevard County has been her home since 1960. Her father was a Space Center worker for 30 years. Rita graduated from Titusville High School and attended Brevard Community College on a softball scholarship in 1978. She completed her Associate of Arts, then earned her Bachelors of Business Administration and Masters of the Science of Accountancy at the University of Central Florida. Rita is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. Dan and Rita have been married for 18 years. Between them they have six children (Matt, Aaron, Bethany, Cheryl, Lisa and Sandra) and eight grandchildren (Jacob, Emilee, Hannah, Joshua, Malahki, Alexa, Julian, and Adian) whom they adore.
Pritchett has served as the Woman’s Pastor and Financial Director at a local church, New Life Christian Fellowship, for almost 30 years. Beginning with a membership of 15, it now has the distinction of being one of the largest churches in North Brevard.
In 2006, she began teaching accounting and tax courses at Eastern Florida State College and would like to resume teaching in the future.