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Tyler Harper
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Georgia State Senate District 7
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$17,341.68/year
Per diem$173/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
High schoolIrwin County Schools
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia
Office website
Campaign website
Tyler Harper is a Republican member of the Georgia State Senate, representing District 7. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Harper earned his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Georgia. His professional experience includes working as a small businessman and farmer.[1][2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Georgia Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Vice chair
Public Safety, Chair


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harper served on the following committees:



See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Georgia State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014 with a runoff election taking place where necessary on July 22, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Tyler J. Harper was unopposed in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[3][4][5]


See also: Georgia State Senate elections, 2012

Harper ran in the 2012 election for Georgia State Senate District 7. Harper defeated Rodney Vickers and Mark Hatfield in the Republican primary on July 31, 2012. Gene Mitchell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7] Harper defeated Mitchell in the general election.[8]

Georgia State Senate, District 7, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTyler Harper 71.5% 40,111
     Democratic Donald Mitchell 28.5% 15,961
Total Votes 56,072
Georgia State Senate, District 7 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTyler Harper 63% 14,862
Mark Hatfield 29.1% 6,875
Rodney Vickers 7.9% 1,852
Total Votes 23,589

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harper is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Harper raised a total of $281,091 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 22, 2013.[9]

Tyler Harper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Georgia State Senate, District 7 Won $281,091
Grand Total Raised $281,091


Harper won election to the Georgia State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harper raised a total of $281,091.


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In 2014, the Georgia State Legislature was in session from January 13 through March 21.[10]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "important to Georgia's economy."

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Political offices
Preceded by
Greg Goggans (R)
Georgia State Senate District 7
Succeeded by