* This isn’t a major story or anything, but I never noticed before that JB Pritzker changed the way he punctuated his name when he ran for governor. From Vince Gerasole…
When Pritzker introduced himself to voters ahead of the 2018 election, he invited them to call him by name. He even spelled it out in campaign materials, and on social media accounts, as JB; forget the Jay Robert, and the periods. […]
But check out the other worlds JB Pritzker inhabited before getting to know voters. From his venture capital firm to his charitable foundation, his was a presence where J.B. was punctuated by periods. […]
A spokesperson for the governor said they “don’t think there was any specific reason, it’s just easier” to spell JB without the punctuation.
There’s also historical precedent, such as presidents known as JFK and LBJ. […]
Illinois’ first lady also goes by her initials, M.K. Pritzker, periods included.
The Pritzker Group spelling is here, the family foundation is here, the governor’s state website is here.