Texas State Representative Four Price is honored to serve the people of Texas’ House District 87, which consists of Carson, Hutchinson, Moore, Potter, and Sherman counties. Price was re-elected to a third term in the Texas House of Representatives with 84 percent of the general election vote.
As a fourth generation Texan, born and raised in the Panhandle, Representative Price brings to the Texas Capitol a strong sense of conservative values and a deep love of the Lone Star State. As a young man, he learned the importance of one’s word and the value of a dollar by working on area farms and ranches. These character traits of integrity, hard-work, and results-oriented leadership define Price’s advocacy for his constituents at the Texas Capitol.
For the 84th Legislative Session, Representative Price was re-appointed to serve as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations. A significant portion of the Appropriation Committee’s work in developing the state budget is performed in various subcommittees, including the Article II Subcommittee. This Subcommittee, which Price has the privilege and responsibility of leading as Chairman, addresses the healthcare portion of the state budget. Price also serves on the House Committee on Human Services and the House Committee on Calendars. Recently, Chairman Price was appointed to Chair the Select Committee on Mental Health and as Co-Chair of the Transition Legislative Oversight Committee which is charged with overseeing the consolidation of the Health & Human Services agencies in Texas.
- Representative Price is an active member of the following caucuses in the Texas House of Representatives: Community College Caucus,
- Republican Caucus,
- Rural Caucus,
- Sportsman’s Caucus,
- Tourism Caucus, and
- Veterans Caucus.
Representative Price, a graduate from Tascosa High School, has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree with high honors from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. He and his wife Karen reside in Amarillo. They have four children with the youngest still enrolled in public school.
His legislative work on behalf of constituents and for the good of the entire state has resulted in several honors over the past three sessions including:
- The Patient Protection Award from the Texas Medical Association for his work on behalf of Texas patients;
- Texas Rural Hospital TORCH-bearer award for his efforts in support of rural healthcare;
- Legislator of the Year Award from the Texas Civil Justice League;
- Bell Helicopter’s Legislative Leadership Award;
- Texas District and County Attorneys Association Law & Order Award;
- Texas Health Care Association’s “Champion of Long Term Care” Award;
- Texas Legislative Champion Award from 8 TX Oil & Gas Groups;
- Named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Texas Association of Business.
When asked what most people don’t know about him, Rep. Price responds that he married a former Texas Tech Homecoming Queen and has completed two marathons.