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starts 01/03/2009


Gregory “Gregg” Harper (born June 1, 1956) is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi%27s_3rd_congressional_district">Mississippi’s 3rd congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party. The district includes the wealthier portions of the state capital, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson,_Mississippi">Jackson, along with most of that city’s suburbs. Other cities in the district include http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian,_Mississippi">Meridian, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natchez,_Mississippi">Natchez, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starkville,_Mississippi">Starkville, and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhaven,_Mississippi">Brookhaven.

In 2012, he was honored to be reelected with 80 percent of the vote. Mississippi’s Third Congressional District stretches from Wilkinson County to Oktibbeha County and includes the northeast corner of Jackson and the I-20 corridor into east central Mississippi.

Gregg has lived in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District since 1972 and currently resides in Pearl with his wife of 33 years, Sidney, and their two children, Livingston and Maggie. The Harpers are active members of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, where Gregg serves as a deacon.

The son of a former petroleum engineer and a mom who worked two days a week until she was 88 years old, Gregg learned at a young age the value of hard work and the importance of a solid education. Gregg and Sidney are both graduates of Mississippi College where he majored in Chemistry. He then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.

Prior to his service in Congress, Gregg practiced law for twenty-seven years, including serving as the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland. He also served on the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board, and remains active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce.

In Congress, Gregg serves on the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he is a member of three subcommittees: Environment and the Economy; Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade; and Oversight and Investigation.

The state’s senior House Republican also sits on the select Committee on House Administration, a special appointment made by House Speaker John Boehner. Additionally, Gregg serves as chairman of the Joint Committee of the Library of Congress.

A longtime advocate for American-made energy, Gregg believes that Congress must advance ideas that stabilize fuel prices and build a steady supply of American energy. He is also devoted to working with families raising special needs children. As a member of Congress, he has relentlessly aimed to streamline federal programs and services intended to be a support to youth with significant disabilities in transition from adolescence to adulthood. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.

Gregg has also championed laws removing burdensome and unneeded federal mandates, helping to ensure that safe and affordable public drinking water is available to small and rural communities, promoting innovative drug developments for neurodevelopmental disorders, and honoring public servants. He has also authored legislation that would end taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns and shut down an obsolete federal election agency.

It is Gregg Harper’s desire to serve the State of Mississippi and our country with honor and integrity. In his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is committed to advocating conservative values in the important tasks and challenges facing America.

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