- Tom Price (GA politician)
name =Tom Price
date of birth=birth date and age|1954|10|08
place of birth =
state = Georgia
district = 6th
January 3, 2005
succeeded = Incumbent
spouse = Elizabeth Clark Price
children = Robert Price
University of Michigan
Dr. Thomas E. "Tom" Price (born
October 8 1954) is an American politician. He has been a member of the Republican caucus of the United States House of Representativessince 2005representing ushr|Georgia|6|District 6 of Georgia ( [http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/images/preview/congdist/ga06_110.gifmap] ), based in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. His challenger in 2008 is Democratic nominee Bill Jones.
Price was born in Lansing,
Michigan, and graduated with an M.D.from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Emory Universityin Atlanta and decided to stay there afterward. He ran an orthopedic clinic in Atlanta for 20 years before returning to Emory as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery. Price also was the director of the orthopedic clinic at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was a member of the Georgia State Senate from
1997to 2005, serving as minority whip from 1999to 2003and majority leader from 2003to 2005. He was the first Republican majority leader in the state senate since Reconstruction.
When 6th District incumbent
Johnny Isaksondeclined to run for reelection in order to run for the U.S. Senate, Price entered the Republican primary for the seat. He was opposed by five other candidates, including fellow state senators Robert LaMutt and Chuck Clay, both of Cobb County. He placed second in the first round of the primary and then faced LaMutt in a runoff and decisively defeated him. Since no other party filed a candidate, Price's primary victory assured him of a seat in Congress.
Both while teaching and serving in Congress, Price has researched issues related to health care. He is the co-author of the Health Partnership Through Creative Federalism, a bipartisan policy designed to give states more ability to decided how to cover the uninsured.
Price won the 2006 Republican primary election over challenger John Konop and defeated Democrat Steve Sinton in the general election.
Price's challenger for the 2008 race, Bill Jones, has called for Price's resignation over his failure to protect 6th district consumers from the September 2008 financial meltdown on Wall Street. [http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/shared-blogs/ajc/politicalinsider/entries/2008/09/19/but_if_tom_price_is_powerful_e.html] He is a member of the Financial Services Committee's Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises, which oversees institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [http://financialservices.house.gov/subassignments.html]
Price is a
Presbyterian. He is married with one child, Robert, and lives in Roswell, Georgia.
*Committee on Education and Labor
**Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
**Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
*Committee on Financial Services
**Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
**Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
**Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
* [http://www.house.gov/tomprice/ U.S. Congressman Tom Price] official House site
* [http://herndon1.sdrdc.com/cgi-bin/can_detail/H4GA06087 Federal Election Commission — Thomas Edmunds Price] campaign finance reports and data
* [http://www.ontheissues.org/GA/Tom_Price.htm On the Issues — Tom Price] issue positions and quotes
* [http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.asp?CID=N00026160 OpenSecrets.org — Tom Price] campaign contributions
* [http://www.vote-smart.org/bio.php?can_id=BS036433 Project Vote Smart — Representative Thomas E. Price (GA)] profile
* [http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Tom_Price SourceWatch Congresspedia — Tom Price] profile
* [http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/p000591/ Washington Post — Congress Votes Database: Tom Price] voting record
* [http://www.tomprice.com/ Congressman Tom Price, M.D.] official campaign site
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