|New Mexico House of Representatives District 57|
|December 31, 2014|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||New Mexico Tech, B.S.|
|Master's||Purdue University, M.S.|
|Ph.D.||University of New Mexico (Chemical engineering)|
|Place of birth||Rio Rancho, NM|
|Profession||Chemical engineer, Sandia National Laboratories|
Harper earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from New Mexico Tech, a Master's in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. His professional experience includes work as a Chemical engineer at Sandia National Laboratories.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harper served on the following committees:
|New Mexico Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Consumer and Public Affairs|
|• Enrolling and Engrossing - B|
|• Taxation and Revenue|
Harper's campaign website highlights the following issues:
Fair Tax Policy
- Excerpt: "Taxes must be low, simple, predictable and fair—no rewarding special interests! Our tax laws should promote business growth and create wealth, not redistribute it."
Supporting New Mexico’s Industries
- Excerpt: "High taxes and frivolous regulations are strangling business in New Mexico. When businesses in New Mexico thrive, we all win. Jobs are created, incomes rise, and quality-of-life increases. I support policies that ensure New Mexico is business-friendly, and I will work to make New Mexico taxes more competitive with neighboring states."
- Excerpt: "DWI Laws: I will fight to significantly toughen penalties for DWI offenders and keep drunk drivers off our roads."
Local Control for Quality Education
- Excerpt: "I support putting greater control over schools into the hands of parents and local communities, who know the individual needs of our children. I also support rewarding effective teachers and holding ineffective teachers accountable."
Protecting the Family
- Excerpt: "The definition of marriage between one man and one woman."
- Excerpt: "Protecting children’s lives, beginning from conception (pro-life)."
Elections for the office of New Mexico House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 4, 2014. Donna I. Tillman was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Jason Harper was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tillman and Harper will face off in the general election.
Harper ran in the 2012 election for New Mexico House of Representatives District 57. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012. Incumbent Dennis Kintigh (R) ran for re-election to District 66. Harper defeated Donna I. Tillman in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|New Mexico House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Jason Carl Harper||53.2%||4,606|
|Democratic||Donna I. Tillman||46.8%||4,058|
Comprehensive donor information for Harper is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Harper raised a total of $35,764 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 28, 2013.
|Jason Harper's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||New Mexico State House, District 57||$35,764|
|Grand Total Raised||$35,764|
2012Harper won election to the New Mexico State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $35,764.
|New Mexico State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jason Harper's campaign in 2012|
|Southwest Liner Systems||$2,000|
|House Republican Leadership Committee||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$35,764|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16. In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.
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Harper and his wife, Mary, have four children.
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- Profile from the New Mexico House of Representatives
- Profile from Open States
- Jason Harper on Facebook
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed May 12, 2014
- Harper NM, "Solutions," accessed September 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Results Primary Election - June 3, 2014," accessed July 7, 2014
- New Mexico State Legislature, "2014 Primary Election Candidates," accessed May 13, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed April 15, 2014
- New Mexico Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List," accessed May 13, 2014(Archived)
- followthemoney.org, "Harper, Jason," accessed May 28, 2013
- New Mexico Legislature, "Session dates," accessed July 9, 2014
- Harpernm.com, "About Jason," accessed September 13, 2012
Dennis Kintigh (R)
|New Mexico House of Representatives - District 57
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