Tom Price (GA politician)

Tom Price (GA politician)

name =Tom Price

date of birth=birth date and age|1954|10|08
place of birth =Lansing, Michigan
state = Georgia
district = 6th
term_start =January 3, 2005
preceded = Johnny Isakson
succeeded = Incumbent
religion = Presbyterian
party =Republican
spouse = Elizabeth Clark Price
children = Robert Price
residence=Roswell, Georgia
alma_mater= 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 Representatives since 2005 representing ushr|Georgia|6|District 6 of Georgia ( [] ), 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 University in 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 1997 to 2005, serving as minority whip from 1999 to 2003 and majority leader from 2003 to 2005. He was the first Republican majority leader in the state senate since Reconstruction.

When 6th District incumbent Johnny Isakson declined 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. [] 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. []

Price is a Presbyterian. He is married with one child, Robert, and lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Committee Assignments

*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

External links

* [ U.S. Congressman Tom Price] official House site
* [ Federal Election Commission — Thomas Edmunds Price] campaign finance reports and data
* [ On the Issues — Tom Price] issue positions and quotes
* [ — Tom Price] campaign contributions
* [ Project Vote Smart — Representative Thomas E. Price (GA)] profile
* [ SourceWatch Congresspedia — Tom Price] profile
* [ Washington Post — Congress Votes Database: Tom Price] voting record
* [ Congressman Tom Price, M.D.] official campaign site

NAME= Price, Tom
SHORT DESCRIPTION=American politician
DATE OF BIRTH=1954-10-08
PLACE OF BIRTH=Lansing, Michigan

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