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David Price
David Price.JPG
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 4
Incumbent
In office
1987-1995, January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position (current service)17
Years in position (previous service)8
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorFred Heineman (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Yale University
Ph.D.Yale University
OtherMars Hill College (did not complete degree)
Personal
BirthdayAugust 17, 1940
Place of birthErwin, Tennessee
ProfessionCollege Professor
Net worth$2,966,039
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
David Eugene Price (b. August 17, 1940) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. Price was elected by voters from North Carolina's 4th congressional district. Price ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on May 8, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Price is a "rank-and-file Democrat".[2]

Price won re-election on November 6th, 2012.[3]

Biography

Price was born in Erwin, Tennessee. He attended Mars Hill College from 1957 to 1959, earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1961, and a B.D. and Ph.D. from Yale University in 1964 and 1969 respectively.[4]

Career

Price served as legislative aide to United States Senator Edward Lewis Bartlett of Alaska from 1963 to 1967, as a professor at Duke University from 1973 to 1986 and 1995 to 1996, as staff director in the Commission on Presidential Nomination in the Democratic National Committee from 1981 to 1982, and as chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party from 1983 to 1984. He served as the representative from North Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1987 to 1995, but was not re-elected in 1994. He was elected once more to the seat in 1996.[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Price serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

Price served on the following committees:[7]

  • Appropriations Committee
    • Subcommittee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch
    • Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies[8]

Issues

Political positions

Specific Votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Price voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, David Price has voted with the Democratic Party 94.7% of the time, which ranked 26th among the 192 House Democratic members as of December 2011.[10]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina's 4th congressional district elections, 2012

Price ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 4th District. Price won the nomination on the Democratic ticket after running unopposed in the primary. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013.[11] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[11]

Following the 2011 redistricting, current 13th district representative Brad Miller chose to retire rather than face Price, whose territory overlapped Miller's in the newly redrawn 4th district.[12]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid E. Price Incumbent 74.5% 259,534
     Republican Tim D'Annunzio 25.5% 88,951
Total Votes 348,485
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010

On November 2, 2010, David Price was re-elected to the United States House for a twelfth term. He defeated William Lawson (R)[13]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 4 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Price Incumbent 57.2% 155,384
     Republican William (B.J.) Lawson 42.8% 116,448
Total Votes 271,832

Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of Price's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Price won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Price's campaign committee raised a total of $1,141,280 and spent $1,085,727.[14]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Price's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Price was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a twelfth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $994,557 and spent $1,335,750.[15]
U.S. House, North Carolina, 2010 - David Price Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $994,557
Total Spent $1,335,750
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $472,914
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $474,716
Top contributors to David Price's campaign committee
Duke University$32,125
University of North Carolina$23,220
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Communications Workers of America$10,000
Deloitte LLP$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Education$65,795
Lawyers/Law Firms$62,725
Retired$62,350
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$47,150
Public Sector Unions$42,000

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Price paid his congressional staff a total of $1,040,122 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranks 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[16]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Price's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,569,079 to $4,363,000. That averages to $2,966,039, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 11.27% from 2010.[17]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Price's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,369,078 to $3,962,000. This averages out to $2,665,539 which is higher than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[18]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Price tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 32nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[19]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Price ranked 112th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[20]

Recent news

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Personal

Price and his wife Lisa were married in 1968 and settled in Chapel Hill in 1973. The Prices have two children and two grandchildren. Karen, is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, and Michael, teaches evolutionary psychology at Brunel University in London. He is married to the former Jade Gibson of Fredericksburg, Virginia. They are the parents of Charles Albert born in 2006, and Margaret Elizabeth, born in 2009..[21]

External links


References

  1. North Carolina State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results" Accessed May 9, 2012.
  2. Gov Track "Price" Accessed May 15, 2012
  3. Politico "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "PRICE, David Eugene, (1940 - )"
  5. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "PRICE, David Eugene, (1940 - )"
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Congressman David E. Price, Serving the 4th District of North Carolina "Biography"
  8. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Chairman Hal Rogers "Transportation Subcommittee Members"
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  12. Huffington Post "Brad Miller, North Carolina Congressman, Will Not Seek Re-Election," January 26, 2012
  13. U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
  14. Open Secrets "David Price 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  15. Open Secrets "David Price 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 29, 2011
  16. LegiStorm, "David Price," Accessed September 25, 2012
  17. OpenSecrets.org "David Price (D-NC), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "David Price (D-NC), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  19. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  20. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  21. Congressman David E. Price, Serving the 4th District of North Carolina "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Fred Heineman
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 4
1997–Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Bill Cobey
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 4
1987-1995
Succeeded by
Fred Heineman