Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. David Price won the race for U.S. House of Representatives for North Carolina’s 4th congressional district with 78 percent votes with 90.91 percent of precincts reporting.
This will be Price’s 16th term representing District 4. Price first joined Congress in 1987, when he defeated Republican Bill Cobey. He served through 1994, when he lost to Republican Fred Heinemen, but he was quickly reelected and has served since 1997.
This year, Price defeated Republican Steve Von Loor, a small business owner from Alabama, as well as Libertarian Barbara Howe, who has served four terms as chairperson of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina.
Education is one of Price’s top priorities, and as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, he has advocated for more investment in education.
“As a former educator and the son of a teacher, I have always viewed education as one of my highest priorities in Congress,” Price said in a statement on his website. “I believe strongly that quality education is the essential key to our economic competitiveness and prosperity, and that current efforts to cut education funding in the name of reducing the budget are dangerously misguided and counterproductive.”