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Price Recognizes Capitol Staff for 2013 Legislative Session

Austin, TX --- State Representative Four Price is pleased to recognize his Capitol staff team and their hard work for a successful first 60 days of the 83rd Legislative Session. Earlier this year, Price named Jacquelyn Greenwood as Communications Director and Policy Analyst, Meredith Earwood as Legislative Assistant and Scheduler, and Hal Talton as returning Chief of Staff and General Counsel.

 

"I have had a very successful session so far, due in large part to the hard work and dedication of my staff," Price said. "Many of my constituents from the Panhandle have already had the opportunity to interact with my staff, including during Panhandle Days when dozens of citizens from the High Plains came to the Capitol to bring important information to state lawmakers. My staff fully understands that we are here to serve the constituents of House District 87, and they have a genuine desire to do so."

Talton, Price's returning Chief of Staff, received a bachelor's and a master's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University. He also earned a law degree from the Leflar School of Law at The University of Arkansas. Talton recently earned a graduate certificate in healthcare administration from Texas State University.

"I am delighted that Hal is continuing as my chief of staff and general counsel," Price said. "Hal has an in- depth knowledge of the legislature and state government, having worked at the Capitol for six regular legislative sessions, and I fully trust his professional judgment. Hal also brings to the table a business know-how and invaluable experience in private law practice, which serves me, our team and my constituents well."

Price also welcomed Greenwood to his 2013 team. Prior to working at the Capitol, Greenwood worked in the private energy sector. She graduated from The University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in Spanish. At Georgia, Greenwood was a member of the editorial board for the university's independent student newspaper, The Red and Black.

"I am very pleased that Jacquelyn has joined my staff. Her gifted writing and communications skills serve her well in her role as my communications director, and her prior Capitol and business experience makes her an effective policy analyst."

Price's Legislative Assistant and Scheduler, Earwood, is new to Austin and the State Capitol. She currently attends Texas A&M University, where she is majoring in agriculture leadership and development, and minoring in agricultural economics. Earwood hopes to go on to pursue a law degree.

"I am grateful that Meredith is working in my Capitol office through the Agricultural and Natural Resources Policy Internship Program sponsored by Texas A&M University," Price said. "Meredith's family ranching background, her passion for natural resources policy and her experience as a staffer in A&M's 4-H and Youth Development office makes her a great addition to my staff."

The Texas Legislature meets for 140 days during the regular session, which ends this year on May 27th. Capitol staff are integral to the work needed to craft policies and promote bills, serve constituents from the district and across the state, and run the daily operations of a busy legislative office.

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Representative Four Price serves House District 87 in the Texas House of Representatives. House District 87 consists of Carson, Hutchinson, Moore, Potter and Sherman counties in the Texas Panhandle. Price is a member of the following House committees: Appropriations, Licensing & Administrative Procedures, and the Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations. He also serves as a member of the Sunset Advisory Commission.