congressmen David Price

Congressman David Price on his life and career as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, The Washington Post

This January, Polis welcomed Congressman David Price back to Duke’s campus as a Polis Distinguished Fellow. He had previously served as the representative for NC’s 4th district for 30 years. The Washington Post recently wrote an article to commemorate Price’s years as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Price spoke on the knowledge he obtained while serving in office and advice he would give to other representatives. “Don’t hesitate to be full-throated advocates for what you believe in. … At the same time, understand that not every battle can be won on the first try and that politics is a matter of striking a balance between … compromising and finding common ground where you can, and fighting where you must.” Price also mentioned that It’s in the nature of Democrats to never be content — and that’s okay with him. “We hold before ourselves ideals of liberty and justice and common good,” Price said. “We are never satisfied with the current iteration of those things.”

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