Alan Harper

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Alan Harper
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Alabama House of Representatives District 61
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 9
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1986
ProfessionTuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority
Office website
Alan Harper is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 61. He was first elected in 2006.

He switched from Democrat to Republican in February 2012.[1]


Harper has worked for the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Harper served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Constitution, Campaigns and Elections
Economic Development and Tourism, Chair
Jefferson County Legislation
Technology and Research
Tuscaloosa County Legislation


Harper served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Alan Harper defeated Brian Keith Foley in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 61 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Harper Incumbent 70% 2,381
Brian Keith Foley 30% 1,021
Total Votes 3,402


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harper won election to the 61st District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Frank Chandler in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 61 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Harper (D) 11,102
Frank Chandler (R) 3,167


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Harper was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Frank Chandler (R).[7]

Harper raised $148,106 for his campaign, while Chandler raised $12,990.[8]

Alabama State House, District 61 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Harper (D) 8,168
Frank Chandler (R) 3,760

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Harper raised $130,646 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Business Council Of Alabama $11,000
Alabama Education Association $10,000
Enviro PAC $10,000
Jefferson PAC $10,000


In 2006, Harper collected $148,106 in donations.

Below are Harper's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
Seth Hammett Campaign $20,000
Alabama Education Asssoc $15,000
Business Council of AL $7,500
GOTV PAC $5,000
Pride PAC $4,250


Harper and his wife, Jean, have two children.

He is a member of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce, Aliceville Rotary Club, DCH Regional Medical Center Institutional Review Commission, Economic Development Association of Alabama, Gordo Area Chamber of Commerce, Pickens County Cattlemen's Association, Reform Chamber of Commerce, and the Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Council.[11]


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Preceded by
Alabama House District 61
Succeeded by