Representative Justin K. Price, USMC, commercial fisherman and carpenter, was
first elected to represent the residents from District 39 in November 2014,
which includes the town of Richmond and portions of Exeter and Hopkinton. He
serves as a member of the House Municipal Government and Housing Committee, the
House Small Business Committee, the House Special Legislation Committee and the
House Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Price offers a staunch conservative voice within the Rhode Island General
Assembly. During the 2019 Legislative Session he sponsored bills protecting
public funds distribution to convenience abortion entities; and offered
residential zoning protections from marijuana growth businesses. In 2016, Price
successfully sponsored legislation to reconfigure the Chariho Regional School
Committee. The committee’s composition is now based on the most recent census
data to reflect the population distribution between the member communities.
Price moved to Exeter in 1979 as a military family member. His father was a
career Navy man. Price served 4 years of active duty in the United States Marine
Corps, where he earned an honorable discharge commendation, and returned to
Price has made a living first as a fisherman, and then as a carpenter. He has
spent much of his time helping to revitalize Historic Shannock Village in
Richmond. He also serves as an active member of the Richmond Historical Society.
Price resides in Richmond with his wife.