Gregg Harper

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U.S. Representative

Gregg Harper (R)

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MS-03
Positions
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)
On the Web
Official website


Greg Harper has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 3rd district of the State of Mississippi, since 2009.

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Immigration

Harpers believes current immigrations laws should be enforced rather than creating new ones. He also supports making English America's official language. [1]

National Security

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. [1]

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. [1]

Social Issues

Harper supports protecting traditional marriage, and he opposes abortion. [1]

Fiscal Responsibility

To restore fiscal responsibility, Harper says he will reduce spending, oppose tax increases and work for a balanced budget. [1]

Second Amendment

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. [1]

Bio

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.[2]

2008 elections

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
DonorAmount (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
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Committees and affiliations

Committees

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Contact

DC office
  • 307 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5031 Fax: 202-225-5797
    Webform email
District offices
  • 2507-A Old Brandon Road, Pearl, MS 39208
    Ph: 601-932-2410 Fax: (none entered)
  • 823 22nd Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301
    Ph: 601-693-6681 Fax: (none entered)
  • 1 Research Blvd., Suite 206, Starkville, MS 39759
    Ph: 662-324-0007 Fax: (none entered)
  • 230 South Whitworth Street, Brookhaven, MS 39601
    Ph: 601-823-3400 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Articles and resources

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Gregg Harper for Congress| Issues
  2. Harper's Official House Web site

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