David E. Price (born 17 August 1940) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th district of North Carolina.(map)
Born in Erwin, Tennessee, Price attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then earned divinity and doctoral degrees from Yale University. He then entered academia, working as a political science professor. Price first entered Congress in 1987 and has served there continuously since then, except for a single term (the 104th Congress) when he was ousted by Republican Fred Heineman. Price has written a political science textbook, entitled The Congressional Experience, from the unusual perspective of a candidate for office.
Price was elected to his ninth term (fifth consecutive term) in the 2004 Congressional elections, earning 62f the popular vote and defeating Republican Todd Batchelor.