|Full Name||Four Price|
|Church||First Presbyterian Church|
Representative Four Price, a fourth generation Texan from Amarillo, is serving in his fourth term in the Texas House of Representatives where he has the privilege of advocating for constituents residing in five Panhandle counties - Carson, Hutchinson, Moore, Potter and Sherman. Price is a graduate of Tascosa High School, the University of Texas at Austin and Saint Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio. He and his wife, Karen, are the parents of four adult children – two of whom are college students.
Representative Price, as Chairman, leads the House Committee on Public Health which has jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the protection of public health; mental health, the development of its programs, and the prevention and treatment of mental illness; oversight of the Health and Human Services Commission, the Department of State Health Services, and 22 other health or health related state agencies such as the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. Price is also Co-Chairman of the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee which is monitoring the reorganization of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Representative Price also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee and the House General Investigating and Ethics Committee. Price served on the House Natural Resources Committee in a prior legislative session, and in 2013, he joint authored House Bill 4, the historic legislation which led to the creation of the Texas water infrastructure fund.
Representative Price has authored and passed significant legislation, including: increasing protections for children, the elderly, and persons with disabilities; emphasizing brain health and concussion prevention among public school student athletes; directing the reorganization of several major state agencies; promoting groundwater conservation; and creating a state day of recognition honoring Gold Star Mothers. Also, for the 2012-2015 review cycles, Price, as a member of the Sunset Advisory Commission, helped reform the operations of over forty state agencies.
For his legislative work, Representative Price has been recognized by many diverse organizations, including:
• 2017 Mary Elizabeth Holdsworth Butt Award presented by Mental Health America of Texas
• 2017 Luminary Award presented by Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
• 2016 Charley H. Shannon Advocate Award presented by NAMI Texas
• 2015 Texas Hospital Advocacy Tribute presented by Texas Hospital Association
• 2015 Friend of County Government Award presented by Texas Association of Counties
• 2015 Law and Order Award presented by Texas District and County Attorneys
• 2015 & 2013 Texas Rural Health TORCHbearer Award presented by Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals
• 2015 & 2013 Patient Protection Award presented by Texas Medical Association
• 2013 Distinguished Service Award presented by Texas Association of Athletic Trainers
• 2013 Legislator of the Year Award presented by Texas Civil Justice League.
Representative Price is a member of the Rural Caucus, Manufacturing Caucus, Tourism Caucus and Veterans Caucus.
One of Price's favorite quotes is from President Ronald Reagan, who said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. It has to be fought for and defended by each generation.”
Information in this bio was provided by Price's office.
Last updated: June 21, 2017.