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Four Price officially files for 5th term in Texas House


On Monday, State Representative Four Price officially filed for re-election for State Representative of House District 87. House District 87 consists of five Panhandle counties – Carson, Hutchinson, Moore, Potter and Sherman counties. Representative Price, in the short period of time he has served in the Texas House of Representatives, has risen to leadership roles on several key committees that enable him to successfully advocate for both his Panhandle constituents and the betterment of Texas.

“I love representing our conservative Panhandle values on the floor of the Texas House. I am pleased that many of our conservative goals have become law. My constituents expect results, not rhetoric. I plan to build on the results that are keeping the Texas’ economy strong.  Specifically, by keeping our taxes low, guarding against a state income tax, continuing to reduce unnecessary regulation, strengthening our public schools through innovation and job training, protecting and strengthening access to rural healthcare, making sure we have enough water for Texas’ future, improving our state’s roadways, and enhancing our border security, we will continue to ensure that Texas remains the best state in our country to raise a family and do business.”

Representative Price currently serves on several key committees that provide him with the direct ability to influence decisions that shape our state’s balanced budget, improve our healthcare system, and provide state agency oversight. Price is a member of the powerful House Committee on Appropriations.  On the Appropriations Committee, he chairs the Subcommittee on Article II – Health and Human Services. Also, Representative Price is chairman of the House Select Committee on Mental Health and co-chairs the Health & Human Services Commission Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. Additionally, Representative Price is one of only fifteen legislators serving on the influential House Committee on Calendars.

Price has also been mentioned as a potential candidate to replace Joe Straus as Speaker of the Texas House.

“He’s got lots of people encouraging him, but he’s a thoughtful person,” said the spokeswoman, Sylvia Nugent. “He’s going to make a thoughtful, serious decision. It’s not going to be a spur-of-the-moment thing.”

Since his first election as Representative for District 87, many respected organizations have recognized Price for his conservative legislative accomplishments, including:

2015 Texas Law & Order Award by the Texas Association of District & County Attorneys

2015 Effective Conservative Lawmaker Award by the Conservative Roundtable of Texas

2015 Distinguished Legislator Award by the Texas Hospital Association

2015 and 2013 TORCHbearer awards by the Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals

Patient Protection Award by the Texas Medical Association

Bell Helicopter’s Legislative Leadership Award

Champion for Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business

Distinguished Service Award by the Texas State Athletic Trainers’ Association

Legislator of the Year Award from the Texas Civil Justice League

Representative Price, since the conclusion of the legislative session in June, has regularly spoken to many local civic and community organizations and attended numerous community events to inform his constituents of the successes of the legislative session. To learn more about the legislation that Price authored and sponsored, please visit www.house.state.tx.us/members.

Price, born and raised in Amarillo, resides in Potter County with his wife, Karen. They have four children. Three of their children have graduated high school with the fourth being a junior at Tascosa High School, where Price graduated in 1986. The family is active in their local church. Price has a strong pro-life record. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and The Texas State Rifle Association. Price enjoys fly fishing, hunting and has a love of the outdoors.

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