Jason Harper

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Jason Harper
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New Mexico House of Representatives District 57
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
December 31, 2014
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$0/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew Mexico Tech, B.S.
Master'sPurdue University, M.S.
Ph.D.University of New Mexico (Chemical engineering)
Personal
Place of birthRio Rancho, NM
ProfessionChemical engineer, Sandia National Laboratories
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason C. Harper is a Republican member of the New Mexico House of Representatives, representing District 57. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Harper's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

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."

Our Safety

  • 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

2014

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[3][4]

2012

See also: New Mexico House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[5][6]

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJason Carl Harper 53.2% 4,606
     Democratic Donna I. Tillman 46.8% 4,058
Total Votes 8,664

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Jason Harper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 New Mexico State House, District 57 Won $35,764
Grand Total Raised $35,764

2012

Harper 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
David, Dick$4,588
Taylor, Tom$2,300
Harper, Adam$2,100
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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2013-2014

In 2013, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, first session, was in session from January 15 to March 16.[8] In 2014, the 51st New Mexico State Legislature, second session, was in session from January 21 through February 20.[8]

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Personal

Harper and his wife, Mary, have four children.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Kintigh (R)
New Mexico House of Representatives - District 57
2013–present
Succeeded by
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