Deborah Pryce (born July 29, 1951) is an American politician from Ohio. She is currently a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 15th District of Ohio, which includes the southern half of Columbus and the surrounding suburbs. Pryce will face Democratic Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy and 25 year-old independent Nick Fetzer in the 2006 general election.
Prior to serving in Congress, Pryce was the presiding judge in the Franklin County Municipal Court.
Pryce is a 1973 graduate of Ohio State University and a 1976 graduate of Capital University Law School. She was first elected to the U.S. House in 1992. She is a member of the Republican party.
Pryce currently serves as Chairman of the House Republican Conference, which is the fourth-highest position in the United States House of Representatives. This position has been held by J.C. Watts, Dick Cheney and Jack Kemp, among others. Pryce is member of The Republican Main Street Partnership, Republicans For Environmental Protection, The Republican Majority For Choice, Republicans for Choice and The Wish List (a group of pro-choice women Republicans). Pryce has been a strong supporter of President Bush's controversial tax cuts.
2004 Republican party primary election results:
Candidate Votes Percentage Deborah D. Pryce 36,474 84 Charles R. Morrison II 7,200 16