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State Rep. Amanda Price was elected to serve her first term in 2010. Her Ottawa County district includes the townships of Grand Haven, Olive, Park, Port Sheldon, Robinson, Blendon, Crockery and Spring Lake, and the cities of Ferrysburg and Grand Haven.

Committee Assignments
Price chairs the House Local Government Committee and also serves on the committees on Education; Energy and Technology; and Tax Policy. She is a member of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules.

Price served as Park Township trustee for ten years and supervisor for two years. She is a former legislative aide to Sen. Patty Birkholz, and also was the public affairs manager for SemcoEnergy.

Price is a graduate of Michigan State University, the Institute for Paralegal Training (Philadelphia, Pa), and holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University.

Price has been married to her husband Rodger for over thirty years. Their family includes two sons, Nate and Collin, Nate’s wife Dina, a granddaughter, Evelyn, and a grandson, Braxton. They attend Fellowship Reformed Church. Price has served on the boards of several charitable organizations, including the Holland Area Chamber of Commerce, Macatawa Area Coordinating Council Policy Committee, West Michigan Airport Authority, and the Children’s Advocacy Center.