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Four Price

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Four Price
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Texas State House, District 87
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Four Price (born October 8, 1967 in Amarillo, Texas) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 87th District since 2011.

Biography

Education

  • 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.[1]

Professional experience

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.

  • Commercial and corporate credit analyst, past.[1] [2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Price served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Licensing & Administrative Procedures

2011-2012

Price served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Issues

Border Security

  • Supports Texas acting independently to secure the border.

Education

  • 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.

Fiscal conservative

  • Opposes raising taxes to balance the budget.

Gun rights'

  • Supports strong 2nd Amendment rights.

Natural resources

  • 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.

Pro-business/pro-agriculture

  • Supports low taxes.
  • Supports predictable regulation.

Pro-family/pro-life

  • Opposes gay marriage.
  • Pro-life.
  • Opposes euthanasia.
  • Opposes the embryonic stem cell research.

Voter identification

  • Supports a sound voter identification program.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives, District 87, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFour Price Incumbent 77.3% 32,564
     Democratic Abel Bosquez 22.7% 9,567
Total Votes 42,131

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

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.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 87
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Four Price (R) 16,979 77.32%
Abel Bosquez (D) 4,148 18.89%
James Hudspeth (L) 830 3.78%

Controversies

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.[6] 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 donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Price raised a total of $530,467 in 2010. Below are Price's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[7]

Contributor 2010 total
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

Endorsements

  • 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).[2]

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.[2]

Scorecards

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."[8] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Four Price received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Personal

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.[2]

Contact information

Campaign Address:
Amarillo National Bank Plaza II
Suite 602

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1749
Amarillo, TX 79105-1749

Phone: (806) 318-3997
Fax: (806) 318-3999
[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Swinford (R)
Texas House of Representatives District 87
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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