Gregory "Gregg" Harper (born June 1, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes the wealthier portions of the state capital, Jackson, along with most of that city's suburbs. Other cities in the district include Meridian and Natchez.
Early life, education and career
Harper was born in Jackson, Mississippi. He spent eight years working as Chairman of the Rankin County, Mississippi Republican Party, and served as a delegate to the 2000 Republican National Convention.
He was appointed by the party as an observer during the controversial 2000 Florida presidential recount.
Harper graduated from Mississippi College in 1978 with a degree in Chemistry and from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981. He has worked as a private practice attorney since receiving this degree. He was the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon, Mississippi and Richland, Mississippi.
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. This was tantamount to election in this heavily Republican district.
He defeated his Democratic opponent, Joel Gill in the November General Election winning 63% of the vote.
05/04/2011 voted for Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. 11/07/2009 voted for Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services. 11/07/2009 voted for Substitute Health Care and Insurance Law Amendments 12/21/2010 voted against FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. 12/21/2010 voted against Continuing Appropriations. 10/07/2009 voted for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agency Appropriations Fiscal Year 2009-2010. 03/25/2009 voted against Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. 03/11/2009 voted against Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. 03/17/2011 voted for Prohibiting Federal Funding of National Public Radio.
December 7th, 2011