United States House Representative David Price to retire after more than 30 years of service in North Carolina
Longtime U.S. Representative David Price, DN.C., announced he would not run for re-election in 2022 on Oct. 18 after more than 30 years representing North Carolina’s 4th Congressional District.
Price served from 1987 to 1995, but failed in his bid for a fifth term in the 1994 election. However, he regained his seat in 1997 and has remained in Congress ever since. Many prominent figures across the state are expected to announce their candidacies for the seat Price will step down after 2022, including NC Senator Wiley Nickel, D-Wake, who has previously said he will run for him.
“I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election as the representative of the 4th Congressional District of North Carolina,” Price said in a statement. âI do so with a deep feeling of gratitude towards the voters of the 4th arrondissement; to the supporters who have supported me during eighteen successive campaigns; and my staff in Washington and the District.
Price is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and is currently Chairman of its Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. He was also chairman of its internal security subcommittee from 2007 to 2010.
He established and currently chairs the House Democracy Partnership, which works with countries around the world to promote democracy.
In 2002, Price introduced the âStand By Your Adâ provision in the bipartisan campaign reform law. This provision obliges political candidates to associate themselves with the advertisements produced by their campaigns in order to avoid controversial allegations.
Price also drafted the Home Equity Loan Consumer Protection Act of 1988, which requires creditors to disclose full terms of home equity loans in order to protect consumers.
“I’m happy with what we’ve been able to achieve for 4th District and North Carolina – from the EPA lab and National Guard headquarters to the intercity rail, improved housing and dozens of community projects,” he said. Price said in a statement.
Prior to assuming his current role, Price received his undergraduate degree from UNC and earned a BA in Divinity and PhD in Political Science from Yale University. He and his wife Lisa moved to Chapel Hill in 1972 and have lived there ever since.
He began his political career as legislative assistant to United States Senator Bob Bartlett, DA.K., from 1963 to 1967 and was chairman of the NC Democratic Party from 1983 to 1984.
Leaders across the state have expressed appreciation for Price’s many accomplishments during his long political career.
âDavid Price is the epitome of what it means to be a public servant and our state is stronger through his years of hard work,â NCGovernor Roy Cooper said in a tweet.
Politicians across the aisle have expressed respect for Price and his willingness to work with leaders of all political stripes to serve the state.
“David Price is a good man and a public servant, representing his constituents with dedication for over 30 years,” US Senator Thom Tillis, RN.C., said in a statement. “It has been a pleasure to serve alongside Congressman Price and work closely with him on a bipartite basis on issues ranging from disaster recovery funding to economic development and infrastructure improvements.”
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson, RN.C., said Price had his respect because of the integrity with which he served.
âAlthough we hardly ever agreed on the policy, David is an honest broker who I have worked with on several occasions to advance the interests of our state and our nation,â Hudson said in a statement. communicated. âI especially appreciate David’s commitment to our men and women in uniform. He never turned me down when I asked for his help on behalf of our military at Fort Bragg.
Although Price said he knew it was time for him to retire, he said his quest to protect and expand democracy will remain.
“I am deeply grateful to the people of the 4th arrondissement for making my service possible and for what we have been able to accomplish together,” Price said in a statement. “And I promise, in the remaining fifteen months and beyond, to continue to fight for the just and inclusive country we believe in.”
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