Four Price - Texas State Representative, Republican, District 87 | Meet Representative Four Price

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Meet Representative Four Price

Four Price, a devoted husband and father, cares deeply about the future of our region, state and nation. Four, as he has been called since childhood, was born Walter T. Price, IV in Amarillo in 1967 and graduated from Amarillo’s Tascosa High School.  

Four received his B.B.A. degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. degree from Saint Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. Four also attended Amarillo College. He and his spouse Karen reside in Amarillo where they worship at a local Christian congregation.  They are the proud parents of four young adults, two in the workforce and two attending Texas public universities. All attended Amarillo public schools.    

Four’s Panhandle roots run deep. His great grandfather was a farmer who settled in Carson County in the early 1900’s. Four is grateful that his parents instilled within him a character that is built upon Panhandle values – maintaining a strong faith, valuing life, respecting people and their property, persevering in the face of adversity, working hard, being honest in all things and keeping one’s word.   

Four is passionate about serving people and making a lasting positive impact for Texas.  This is what initially drew him to serve in the Texas House of Representatives, and it is what continues to motivate him to this day. 

Known as an effective problem solver with common-sense solutions and conservative Panhandle principles, Four carefully studies the issues, reads the bills, listens to all proposed solutions, and votes in the best interest of his constituents. Having earned the reputation as a serious and hard-working legislator, Four has passed many meaningful legislative bills which were signed into law by Governor Perry and Governor Abbott.  These include enhancing criminal penalties on those who commit crimes against children; improving law enforcement’s ability to seize illicit synthetic drugs; increasing access to healthcare, including in rural areas; providing for greater access to mental health treatment throughout Texas, and protecting groundwater and private property rights.

Four’s current leadership roles in the Texas House of Representatives include serving as Chairman of the House Committee on Public Health, Chairman of the House Select Committee on Opioids and Substance Abuse and Co-chairman of the Health and Human Services Transition Legislative Oversight Committee. Four also serves on the House Committee on General Investigating and Ethics and on the House Committee on Natural Resources. His prior leadership roles include serving as Chairman of the House Select Committee on Mental Health, Chairman of the  Appropriations Article II Subcommittee and Vice-Chairman of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. Four is a member of the House Republican Caucus, Rural Caucus, Manufacturing Caucus, Tourism Caucus and Veterans Caucus. 

In recognition for his comprehensive work on a wide range of public policy matters, Four has garnered many accolades including being named as a 2017 Ten Best Legislators by Texas Monthly magazine. To see other recognitions, please see Recognitions page.  While all of us appreciate a pat on the back for meaningful work with impactful results, Four’s motivation and real joy is the understanding that these significant legislative measures signed into law will make a real positive difference in the lives of many Texans and their families both in the Panhandle and throughout our state.    

Four, a strong defender of the principles set forth in our United States Constitution and Texas Constitution, firmly believes that faith, family and American free enterprise, rooted on the principle of private property rights, are the pillars that built Texas and our country into the great state and nation we enjoy today.  He strongly believes conservative public policies - built upon these pillars - provide the solutions to many of our current challenges. Four desires to continue to champion life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through individual responsibility and limited government. 

Four humbly asks for the continued support and vote of his fellow citizens of Texas House District 87, which is comprised of Carson, Hutchinson, Moore, Potter and Sherman counties.