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Deborah D. Pryce (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 7/29/1951 (Warren, OH)
Race: White
Religion: Presbyterian
Residence: Columbus, OH
Education: BS in Social Sciences from Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; JD in Law from Capital University Law School, Columbus, OH
Occupation: Attorney
Office Type: U.S. House -- Ohio District 15 

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Deborah Pryce was born in 1951 in Warren, Ohio, and lives in Columbus, Ohio. She earned a bachelor's degree in social sciences with a specialization in political science and criminology from Ohio State University in 1973 and received a law degree from Capital University in Columbus in 1976.

Pryce worked for the Columbus law firm of Hamilton, Kramer, Mayers & Cheek and resigned after two terms as a Franklin County Municipal Court judge to run for the 15th District U.S. House seat. She was first elected to the House in 1992.

Pryce is divorced, and since then, in 2002, adopted a second daughter. In 1999, her 9-year-old adopted daughter died of a rare form of cancer.

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Deborah Pryce was elected to two terms as a Franklin County Municipal Court judge in 1985 and 1991. She was elected to the U.S. House in 1992 with 44 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Richard Cordray and independent Linda Reidelbach. She was re-elected in 1994 with 68 percent, defeating Democrat Bill Buckel.

In 1996, she was re-elected with 71 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Clifford Arnebeck. Pryce was re-elected in 1998, defeating Democrat Adam Miller and independent candidate Kevin Nestor with 59 percent of the vote. She was re-elected with 68 percent of the vote in 2000, defeating Bill Buckel.

In 2002, Pryce beat Democrat Mark P. Brown 67 percent to 33 percent. Pryce had 84 percent of the vote to win the March 2, 2004, primary for the 15th District.

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