Four Price will not seek reelection in 2024

Texas State Rep. Four Price (HD 87) announced Wednesday that he will not seek reelection in 2024.

“It’s an honor for me to serve as the State Representative for the 87th District in the Texas House of Representatives, and I’m thankful to be representing the best people in Texas

“I am making known at this early stage of the campaign cycle, however, that I do not intend to seek re-election in 2024. Consequently, my current term of service will end in January 2025.

“From day one, I have worked hard to serve my constituents and improve our community. It’s been the privilege of a lifetime to work on their behalf in the legislature and play a meaningful role in passing landmark legislation. I’ve given this decision considerable thought and believe the time is right to complete my service as a House member.

“Very few people get to be a member of the Texas Legislature. Even fewer get to choose the length of their service or accomplish their legislative priorities.

“I’m grateful to House District 87 for allowing me the chance to do both. It’s been a wonderful experience through which I’ve made many new and lifelong friendships. Thank you to my wife Karen and my family, my dedicated staff and everyone in HD 87 for giving me the opportunity to serve and represent this special district in the Texas Panhandle," Price said.

Price noted that he has represented District 87 for seven sessions in the Texas Legislature after initially being elected in 2010. House District 87 currently includes Carson County, Hansford County, Hutchinson County, Lipscomb County, Moore County, Ochiltree County, Potter County, and Sherman County.

During the 88th Regular Session, Price served on the Natural Resources and Public Health committees, along with the Select Committee on Health Care Reform. 

Price's retirement makes for the fourth open House seat in next year’s election, joining state Reps. Abel Herrero (D-Robstown), Tracy King (D-Uvalde), and Julie Johnson (D-Farmers Branch), the latter of whom is now running for Congress.

Price will finish out the remainder of his term, which will include at least one more special session likely to come in October. His successor will be elected next year.

Who will step up from the 87th District and run for this seat? There will likely be a crowded Republican primary to succeed Price. Stay tuned.

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