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Larry Price

House : 2003 - 2004 (125th OGA)
Senate :
Home : Franklin County
Occupation(s) : Full-time Legislator
Party : Democrat

Larry Price addressed community concerns and issues raised by the citizens of Columbus, while serving as the community affairs coordinator for the City of Columbus from 2000-2003. Price worked extensively with community groups and leaders to establish a qualitative process of communication. His work earned him the reputation of being a committed and competent leader who can bridge the gap between people and policy, creating an environment of unity and pro-action.

 

Price began his political career as staff assistant & community liaison under US Congressman Bob Shamansky (D). He served twenty years in the Ohio Senate starting as a message clerk, completeing his tenure as assistant sergeant-at-arms. During that time, Price also served as statewide minority coordinator for President Bill Clinton in both presidential campaigns.

 

Price's many community affiliations include: the Civic and Betterment Committee of the Baptist Ministerial Alliance, executive board member of Urban Boy Scouts of America; the board of directors of the Mount Olivet Christian Academy; executive board of CMACAO, and the Franklin County Democratic Party. He has served on past boards of the NAACP and the Columbus Urban League. He is a founding member and current chaplain of 100 Black Men of Central Ohio and a Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Price has received many awards and commendations, he is most proud of his role as an ordained Minister at Triedstone Baptist Church.

 

State Representative Price served the people of the 26th house district in the Ohio General Assembly. Price was known for his hard work ethic and knowledge of the legislature. As one of the only State Representatives who opened his own mail and personally responded to all of his own emails, he earned himself the moniker of "the hardest working man in the house--the Ohio House!"

 

Price is concerned with urban issues especially those that effect education, health, seniors, and the prevalence of Black on Black crime.

 

Price fought to preserve Head Start and Senior Care Passports programs, to retain the Ohio Commission of African American Males, to sustain funding to Local Government, Libraries and Adult Education services.

 

Representative Price served on several key committees in the Ohio House, including: Economic Development & Technology, Human Services & Aging, Municipal Government & Urban Revitalization, the Ohio Commission on African American Males, Transportation & Public Safety, the Select Committee on Ohio's Competitive Edge for Job Creation & Retention, County & Township Government, the Ohio Set Aside Review Board, the Ohio Hepatitis C Advisory Commission, and the Ohio Legislative Information Services Committee.

 

Price and his wife Charlotte have two daughters, Angela and Tannikka and currently reside on the eastside of Columbus.

 

Sources:

  • Ohio House of Representatives Web Site, 2003
  • Personal Biography, 2003.