|Texas State House, District 87|
|2011 - Present|
|January 13, 2015|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Controversies
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Community service and involvement
- 9 Scorecards
- 10 Personal
- 11 Contact information
- 12 External links
- 13 References
- B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, class of 1990
- J.D., St Mary's University of Law, magna cum laude, class of 1995.
Co-Managing shareholder, Irwin, Merritt, hogue, Price & Carthell, P.C., present.
- Mullin, Hoard & Brown LLP, past.
- Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, past.
Judicial law clerk and briefing attorney, Hon. Mary Loud Robinson, past. Senior vide president and general counsel, First National Bank of Amarillo, early 1990s.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Price served on the following committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Licensing & Administrative Procedures|
Price served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:
|Texas Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Culture, Recreation, & Tourism|
|• Natural Resources|
- Supports Texas acting independently to secure the border.
- Supports increased local control.
- Opposes any voucher system that diminishes funding otherwise available for public schools.
- Supports strengthening the community college system for those who do not want to pursue a four-year degree.
- Opposes raising taxes to balance the budget.
- Supports strong 2nd Amendment rights.
- Supports local groundwater conservation districts over state-wide legislation.
- Supports a strong oil and gas industry.
- Opposes cap-and-trade laws.
Private property rights
- Supports private property rights, including in the context of eminent domain and water policy.
- Supports low taxes.
- Supports predictable regulation.
- Opposes gay marriage.
- Opposes euthanasia.
- Opposes the embryonic stem cell research.
- Supports a sound voter identification program.
Price won re-election in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 87. Price was unopposed in the May 29 primary and defeated Abel Bosquez (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Texas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Four Price Incumbent||77.3%||32,564|
Price won election to Texas House of Representatives District 87 in 2010. He defeated Victor Leal in the March 2 Republican primary. He then defeated Democratic candidate Abel Bosquez and Libertarian James Hudspeth in the November 2 general election.
| Texas House of Representatives, District 87 |
2010 General election results
|Four Price (R)||16,979||77.32%|
|Abel Bosquez (D)||4,148||18.89%|
|James Hudspeth (L)||830||3.78%|
In February 2010, Price was questioned on any connection with the sale of local groundwater rights, by sellers with the same surname, to T. Boone Pickens for exportation. Price has denied any connection, saying that he doesn't have any dealing with Pickens on issues dealing with water, and that he understands how important local water resources are will work hard to protect them.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Price raised a total of $530,467 in 2010. Below are Price's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:
|Walker, Reid S.||$16,069|
|Hare, Linda Latham||$13,000|
|Texans for Lawsuit Reform||$10,044|
|Smith, G Stacy||$10,000|
|Matthews, Mr. & Mrs. Kade||$8,000|
- Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.
- Texas Farm Bureau AgFund.
- Texas Alliance for Life PAC.
- Texas association of Business (Business & Commerce PAC).
- National Federation of Independent Business/Texas SAFE Trust.
- Texas Association of Realtors.
- HOSPAC (Texas Hospital Association).
- TEXPAC (Texas Medical Association).
Community service and involvement
- Director, Amarillo Economic Development Corporation.
- President, Amarillo Area Bar Association.
- Director, Cal Farley's Boys Ranch Foundation.
- Former deacon, The First Presbyterian Church of Armarillo.
- Former director, Don and Sybil Harrington Cancer Center.
- Life member, University of Texas Ex-Student Association.
- Member, National Rifle Association of America.
- Member, Texas State Rifle Association.
Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index
Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy." Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.
Four Price received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.
Price, a fourth generation Texan, lives in town with his wife, Karen. They have four children- Curry, 12; Abby, 14; Cody, 18; and Brooke, 20.
Amarillo National Bank Plaza II
PO Box 1749
Amarillo, TX 79105-1749
Phone: (806) 318-3997
Fax: (806) 318-3999
- Texas House member page
- Official Campaign website
- Official Facebook Page
- Four Price's Twitter account
- Official Campaign Contributions
- Contributions, Follow the Money
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Texas Tribune Profile
- Imagine Election Profile
- Four Price LinkedIn profile
- National Rifle Association
David Swinford (R)
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