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Gregg Harper (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Budget, House Committee on House Administration, House Committee on the Judiciary|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for MS-03
|Confirmed:||Crystal Biggs, John Luke Pannell, Gregg Harper|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for MS-03)|
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Harpers believes current immigrations laws should be enforced rather than creating new ones. He also supports making English America's official language. 
To enhance American national security, Harper says he supports continuing the missile defense program, and fighting terrorists abroad, as well as, providing the military with the proper tools to fight terror. 
Special Needs Children
Harper wants to promote better understanding of children with special needs. He also wants to provide support to families with special needs children and encourage funding for research about treating special needs children. 
Harper supports protecting traditional marriage, and he opposes abortion. 
To restore fiscal responsibility, Harper says he will reduce spending, oppose tax increases and work for a balanced budget. 
Harper says he will work to defend 2nd Amendment rights by supporting the right to keep and bear arms, engage in the sport of hunting, and advocating for national laws that guarantee a right to defend home and family. 
A conservative man of faith and integrity, Congressman Gregg Harper took the Oath of Office in January 2009 to serve the citizens of Mississippi’s Third Congressional District. Gregg has lived in the district he serves since 1972 and currently resides in Pearl with his wife of 30 years, Sidney, and their two children, Livingston and Maggie. The Harpers are active members of Crossgates Baptist Church where Gregg serves as a deacon and a college Sunday school teacher.
Prior to being sworn-in, his peers elected him as the freshman on the Republican Steering Committee in the House of Representatives. Gregg was also honored to have been appointed by Republican Leader John Boehner as the only freshman to serve on the Committee on House Administration. Congressman Harper also sits on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, and the Joint Committee for the Library of Congress.
Before joining the 111th Congress, Gregg Harper practiced law for twenty-seven years, including serving as the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland. Gregg is active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
Gregg Harper has long been involved as a volunteer in the Republican Party. He has worked for many years to advance the conservative agenda by assisting in local, county and statewide Republican elections, and volunteered as a Republican Observer during the 2000 Bush-Gore recount in Florida. From 2000 to 2007, Gregg served as the Chairman of Rankin County Republican Executive Committee, Mississippi’s largest Republican County.
The son of a former petroleum engineer and an 85-year-old mother who still works two days a week, Gregg learned at a young age the value of hard work and the importance of solid education. Gregg and Sidney are both graduates of Mississippi College, where Gregg studied Chemistry. He then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.
In taking his Congressional Oath of Office on January 6th, 2009, Gregg Harper committed to serve the state of Mississippi and his country with honor and dignity. Congressman Harper desires to accomplish this goal through advocating true conservative values in his work in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gregg Harper won the Republican nomination in Mississippi's 3rd congressional district on April 1, 2008 with 57% of the vote. He defeated his Democratic opponent, Joel Gill in the November General Election winning 63% of the vote.
Money in politics
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|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Ergon Inc||$ 21,000|
|Northrop Grumman||$ 12,000|
|Entergy Corp||$ 10,500|
|Southern Co||$ 10,500|
|American Bankers Assn||$ 10,000|
|American College of Radiology||$ 10,000|
|Deloitte LLP||$ 10,000|
|National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn||$ 10,000|
|Tellus Operating Group||$ 10,000|
|Nucor Corp||$ 9,500|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for Gregg Harper
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for Gregg Harper from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Gregg Harper from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Gregg Harper from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Budget
- House Committee on House Administration
- House Committee on the Judiciary
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Mississippi and the U.S. Congress
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Mississippi's 3rd Congressional District
- Leah Rupp, "Ross, Harper head to runoff in GOP primary for 3rd District, March 11, 2008.
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: Gregg||Middle name:||Last name: Harper|
|Party: R||State: MS||District:
03 District short: 3
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-5031||Fax: 202-225-5797||Website: http://harper.house.gov||Webform email: http://harper.house.gov/contact/|
|DC office: 307 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: H001045||Votesmart ID: 101985||FEC ID: H8MS03067||Govtrack ID: 412280|
|CRP ID: N00029632||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: GreggHarper|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Gregg_Harper||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/congressmanharper||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
Chairman of the Rankin County, Mississippi Republican Party
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: June 1, 1956
November 4, 2008