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Gregory "Gregg" Harper (born June 1, 1956) is an Americanmarker politician and the Republican representative for the United States House of Representatives in Mississippi's 3rd congressional district, elected in 2008 to replace retiring Congressman Chip Pickering. He formerly was the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon, Mississippimarker and Richland, Mississippimarker.

Harper was born in Jackson, Mississippimarker. He spent eight years working as Chairman of the Rankin County, Mississippimarker 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 Mississippimarker Law School in 1981. He has worked as a private practice attorney since receiving this degree.

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.

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References

  1. Harper Campaigns in Meridian McLain, Sheila. WTOK. Jan 10, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2008
  2. HARPER WINS 3RD DISTRICT GOP NOD The Associated Press. April 2, 2008. Retrieved April 7, 2008
  3. REPUBLICAN HARPER WINS 3RD DISTRICT The Meridian Star. November 5, 2008. Retrieved November 19, 2008


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