George Harper

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George Harper
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Texas, District 14
PartyRepublican
Personal
ProfessionCivil Designer
Websites
Campaign website
George Harper was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 14th Congressional District of Texas.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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

  • SAVE Act, H.R. 2000
Excerpt: "The Secure America through Verification and Enforcement Act ( SAVE Act ), H.R. 2000, is immigration reform legislation introduced by Dem Representative Heath Shuler of North Carolina and which imposes increased federal regulatory control over all employment. It represents another step toward suppression of individual liberty and the imposition of a police state."
  • The 16th Amendment and the IRS
Excerpt: "If I’m elected as your Representative to Congress, I will immediately begin working with my congressional colleagues to send an Amendment to Congress repealing the 16th Amendment and abolishing the IRS."
  • The Fair Tax
Excerpt: "A federal sales tax – an excise – is about the simplest form of taxation; and with the advent of computers, offers the least intrusive method for collection, reporting, banking and transfer. It efficiently keeps non-productive administrative costs low for business; and the sales tax is the least objectionable tax because the individual retains the freedom of choice."
  • Balanced Budget Amendment
Excerpt: "I will actively support a balanced budget amendment that caps federal spending at 18% of GDP and requiring a 2/3 majority vote by both houses of Congress to raise taxes beyond this cap."
  • Baseline Budgeting
Excerpt: "Baseline budgeting was mandated by law in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. The effect of this accounting method is that budgets automatically increase an average of 9% each year, without review and without vote, and establishes a new “baseline” which becomes the starting point for that year’s budget process."

Elections

2012

See also: Texas' 14th Congressional District elections, 2012

Harper ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 14th District. He was defeated by Felicia Harris and Randy Weber in the Republican primary on May 29, 2012.[3][4]

U.S. House, Texas District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Weber 27.6% 12,088
Green check mark transparent.pngFelicia Harris 18.9% 8,287
Michael Truncale 14.2% 6,212
Jay Old 14% 6,143
Robert Gonzalez 9.8% 4,305
Bill Sargent 7.6% 3,328
John Gay 4.7% 2,075
George Harper 1.9% 813
Mark Mansius 1.3% 554
Total Votes 43,805

Campaign donors

As of May 9, 2012, Harper raised $34,967 during the 2012 election cycle and spent $32,389, leaving him with $1,028 cash on hand. Of that, 96 percent were candidate self-financing and five percent came from individual contributions.[5]

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