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Rep. Gregg Harper (R)

Gregg Harper Contact
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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-5031

Address: 307 CHOB, DC 20515

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (601) 932-2410

Address: 2507A Old Brandon Road, Pearl MS 39208-4604

Brookhaven MS

Phone: (601) 823-3400

Fax: (601) 823-5512

Address: 230 South Whitworth Street, Brookhaven MS 39601-3343

Starkville MS

Phone: (662) 324-0007

Fax: (662) 324-0033

Address: One Research Boulevard, Starkville MS 39759-8749

Meridian MS

Phone: (601) 693-6681

Fax: (601) 693-1801

Address: 1901 Front Street, Meridian MS 39301-5006

Gregg Harper Staff
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Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Parella, Courtney
Executive Assistant
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Moseley, Henry
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Reynolds, Chip
District Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Parella, Courtney
Executive Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Johnson, Sharon
Deputy Chief of Staff
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Johnson, Sharon
Deputy Chief of Staff
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
See, Jordan
Communications Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Moseley, Henry
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Reynolds, Chip
District Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Johnson, Sharon
Deputy Chief of Staff
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Boutwell, Debra
Director of Scheduling
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Guyton, Steve
Military Academies; Youth Services
Johnson, Sharon
Deputy Chief of Staff
Jordan, Kyle
Field Representative; Constituent Services Representative
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Moseley, Henry
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Parella, Courtney
Executive Assistant
Reynolds, Chip
District Director
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
White, Frances
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
See, Jordan
Communications Director
Johnson, Sharon
Deputy Chief of Staff
Boutwell, Debra
Director of Scheduling
Dominy, Janet
Director of Constituent Services
Downs, Jordan
Deputy Policy Director
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Reynolds, Chip
District Director
Parella, Courtney
Executive Assistant
Stringer, Jimmy
Military Legislative Assistant
Malvaney, Scot
Policy Director; Legislative Director
Jordan, Kyle
Field Representative; Constituent Services Representative
Litteral, Sarah
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Moseley, Henry
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
Wert, Larry
Special Assistant for Military and Veterans Affairs
White, Frances
Special Assistant for Constituent Services
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Gregg Harper Biography
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  • Elected: 2008, 3rd term.
  • District: Mississippi 3
  • Born: Jun. 01, 1956, Jackson
  • Home: Pearl
  • Education:

    MS Col., B.S. 1978; U. of MS, J.D. 1981.

  • Professional Career:

    Practicing atty.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Baptist

  • Family: Married (Sidney); 2 children

Gregg Harper, a Republican elected in 2008, is a dependable conservative vote who has impressed his party’s leaders, and he has shown a desire to join them in the leadership. Read More

Gregg Harper, a Republican elected in 2008, is a dependable conservative vote who has impressed his party’s leaders, and he has shown a desire to join them in the leadership.

Harper was born in Jackson, where his father was a petroleum engineer and his mother was a homemaker. The family moved frequently because of his father’s job, but always came back home to Mississippi. By the time he’d finished high school, Harper had attended 10 different schools. Harper became a Christian after attending a youth rally in high school, and later met his wife, Sidney, at a church function. They have a daughter, Maggie, and a son, Livingston, who suffers from a developmental disorder called fragile X syndrome.

Harper has long experience in politics. He was the chairman of the Rankin County Republican Party and worked on several local and state campaigns. Harper was also a delegate to the 2000 and 2008 national Republican conventions. When the 2000 presidential election was in limbo and hinged on results in Florida, Harper volunteered as a legal observer for George W. Bush’s recount efforts. Until his election, he was the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland.

He jumped into the primary contest for the House seat when GOP Rep. Chip Pickering announced his retirement. Harper’s toughest Republican competitors were state Sen. Charlie Ross, considered the early favorite, and wealthy businessman David Landrum.

Ross shored up endorsements from local leaders and national groups such as the anti-tax Club for Growth, and both he and Landrum outspent Harper. But Harper rallied a hardworking core of young volunteers and family members and focused on door-to-door campaigning. He also got one important endorsement, from former U.S. Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi, who appeared at a January fundraiser for him.

In the March 2008 primary, Ross emerged as the top vote-getter with 33%, and Harper finished second with 28%. Because no candidate won more than 50%, the contest went to a runoff in April. Ross portrayed Harper as too inexperienced for the job, but Harper emphasized his conservative stances against abortion rights and same-sex marriage in an appeal to the district’s small-town voters. He won the runoff with 57% of the vote to Ross’ 43%.

In the November general election, Harper faced Democrat Joel Gill, a rancher and a Pickens alderman. Gill ran folksy ads that referred to him as “Joel the Cattleman.” Still, a catchy ad was not enough in this Republican district, and Harper easily won with 63% of the vote. He had even less trouble in a 2010 rematch with Gill, drawing 68%. Democrats didn’t bother to field a candidate against him in 2012.

In Washington, Harper became the only freshman elected to serve on the Republican Steering Committee in 2009, and he was the only first-term lawmaker appointed to the House Administration Committee, which oversees election laws and internal housekeeping tasks. He was next in line on that panel when its chairman, Dan Lungren of California, lost his reelection bid in 2012. At the time, Harper was seeking to get into the GOP leadership as House Republican Conference secretary. He dropped out of the race in expectation of getting the committee chairmanship, but GOP leaders instead gave the gavel to Michigan’s Candice Miller to avoid the appearance of having too many white men as chairmen.

Still, Harper has a plum seat on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where he frequently blasted the health care overhaul law and called for more domestic energy production while beseeching President Barack Obama to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada. “If he cared about jobs and the energy independence in this country, it’s a no-brainer,” he told The Meridian Star in February 2012. The House passed his bill in 2011 to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, a group setting voluntary voting system guidelines for states. He said the move would save $14 million annually, but the bill died in the Democratically controlled Senate.

After the 2010 election, Harper joined the Tea Party Caucus, a group that frequently blasts Democratic spending priorities. But with his son in mind, he is bipartisan on governmental aid to children with special needs. Harper worked with Democrats to secure $1.9 million for fragile X syndrome research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and he also got the disorder added to the list eligible for Defense Department medical research. He included a provision in the bipartisan pharmaceutical user fee agreement that became law in 2012 to extend market exclusivity for drugs that treat fragile X syndrome, autism, and other neurological disorders.

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Gregg Harper Election Results
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2012 General
Gregg Harper (R)
Votes: 234,717
Percent: 80.02%
John Pannell (Ref)
Votes: 58,605
Percent: 19.98%
2012 Primary
Gregg Harper (R)
Votes: 78,667
Percent: 91.8%
Robert Allen (R)
Votes: 7,025
Percent: 8.2%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (68%), 2008 (63%)
Gregg Harper Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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Economic 47 (L) : 53 (C) 23 (L) : 75 (C) 10 (L) : 83 (C)
Social 38 (L) : 59 (C) 30 (L) : 68 (C) 35 (L) : 63 (C)
Foreign 34 (L) : 60 (C) 46 (L) : 52 (C) 16 (L) : 75 (C)
Composite 41.2 (L) : 58.8 (C) 34.0 (L) : 66.0 (C) 23.3 (L) : 76.7 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC8083
LCV66
CFG6370
ITIC-83
NTU7170
20112012
COC100-
ACLU-0
ACU7980
ADA50
AFSCME0-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Regulate financial firms
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Pass tax cuts for some
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Stop detainee transfers
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2010
    • Legalize immigrants' kids
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Repeal don't ask, tell
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Limit campaign funds
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2010
    • Overturn Ledbetter
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass $820 billion stimulus
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Let guns in national parks
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass cap-and-trade
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
    • Bar federal abortion funds
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2009
    • Pass health care bill
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2009
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