Gregg Harper

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Gregg Harper currently serves the 3rd Congressional District of Mississippi

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

Positions, record and controversies


Harpers believes we need to enforce current immigrations laws rather than create 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, and the their issues. He also wants to provide support to families with special needs children, and encourage funding for research about treating special needs children. He says he supports and would advocate for programs that allow these children to have rewarding lives. [1]

Social Issues

Harper supports protecting traditional marriage, as well as protecting the unborn. [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]


2008 elections

On April 1, 2008, Harper won the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) in the 2008 congressional elections.[2] He went on to defeat Democratic nominee Joel Gill in the November 2008 general election.[3]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Gregg Harper. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information. <crpcontribdata>cid=N00029632&cycle=2008</crpcontribdata>

Committees and affiliations


Harper will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.


More background data


Gregg Harper for Congress
3 Country Place Drive
Pearl, MS 39208
601-420-2211 - Michael Cravens


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Gregg Harper for Congress| Issues
  2. Emily Wagster Pettus "Mississippi Holds Congressional Runoffs", “ABC News”, April 2, 2008, Accessed April 2, 2008
  3. "Mississippi 2008 General Election",, November 4, 2008

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

110th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: n/a
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
Chairman of the Rankin County, Mississippi Republican Party
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 2507-A Old Brandon Road, Pearl, MS 39208
Phone: 601-932-2410 / Fax: 601-932-4647
2. 823 22nd Avenue, Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: 601-693-6681 / Fax: 601-693-1801
3. 1 Research Blvd., Suite 206, Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: 662-324-0007 / Fax: 601-823-5512
4. 230 South Whitworth Street, Brookhaven, MS 39601
Phone: 601-823-3400 / Fax: 601-823-5512

Campaign Contact:

Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Gregg Harper for Congress, P. O. Box 54344, Pearl, MS 39288
Phone: 601-420-2211 / Fax: 601-420-2223

Zip Code Affiliations:

Date of Birth: June 1, 1956