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Jack Harper
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Arizona House of Representatives District 4
Former member
In office
January 10, 2011-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate
Date of birthSeptember 9, 1967
Place of birthIndianapolis, IN
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionNon Denominational
Office website
Jack Harper (b. September 9, 1967) is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 4th District from 2011 to 2013. He formerly served in the Arizona State Senate from 2003 to 2011.


Harper attended a United States Army Primary Leadership Development Course. His professional experience includes owning a Round Table Pizza Franchise and Marketing and Labor Distribution. He served in the First Infantry Division of the United States Army and as a Sergeant E-5 in the Arizona Army National Guard.

Committee assignments


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


See Jack Harper's official website for information on his sponsored legislation.

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jack Harper endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harper won election to the district 4 seat of the Arizona House of Representatives. He and incumbent Republican Judy Burges won the August 24 primary. They then defeated Democrat Karina Guerrero in the November 2 general election.[2][3]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 4 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Burges (R) 60,124
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Harper (R) 56,422
Karina Guerrero (D) 32,134
Arizona House of Representatives, District 4 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judy Burges (R) 22,565
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Harper (R) 21,437
Tim Zobel (R) 5,546
Eric Sheats (R) 5,080


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Harper was re-elected to the Arizona State Senate, District 4. Harper finished with 73,097 votes while his opponent Robert Boehlke finished with 47,394.[4] Harper raised$ 74,650 for his campaign fund.[5]

Arizona State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jack Harper (R) 73,097
Robert Boehlke (D) 47,394

Campaign donors


In 2010, Harper raised $23,009 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was Cox Communications, which donated $1,500 to his campaign.


In 2008, Harper raised $74,650 for his campaign fund. $71,067 was public fund money.Follow the Money, "2008 Campaign contributions," accessed November 21, 2014]</ref>

Donor Amount
Public Fund $71,067


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[7]


Harper received a score of 70 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 3 lower than his score on the 2011 report card. Harper’s 70 in 2012 was tied for the 4th highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[7]


Harper is married to Holly Harper and they have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Boone
Arizona House, District 4
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Arizona State Senator, District 4
Succeeded by
Scott Bundgaard