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  |Name = Alan Harper
  political position  = Alabama House of Representatives District 61 |
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  |Position = Alabama House of Representatives District 61
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  |Tenure = 2006-Present
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 2, 2010|November 5, 2014]]
  profession          = Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority |
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|Assumed office = 2006
  website             = [http://www.legislature.state.al.us/HOUSE/representatives/housebios/hd061.html House site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Alan Harper''' is a [[Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic]] member of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]], representing the 61st district, [[Sunshinereview:Pickens County, Alabama|Pickens]] and [[Sunshinereview:Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa]] counties. He was first elected in 2006.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Alan Harper''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]], representing [[Alabama House of Representatives District 61|District 61]]. He was first elected in 2006.  
  
Harper has worked for the [[sunshinereview:Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa County]] Industrial Development Authority.
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He switched from Democrat to Republican in February 2012.<ref>[http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2844191/posts ''Free Republic'', "Alabama Rep. Alan Harper switches to Republican Party," February 8, 2012]</ref>
  
He is a member of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce, Aliceville Rotary Club, DCH Regional Medical Center Institutional Review Commission, Economic Development Association of Alabama, Gordo Area Chamber of Commerce, Pickens County Cattlemen's Association, Reform Chamber of Commerce, and the Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Council.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56862 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Harper]</ref>
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==Biography==
 
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Harper has worked for the [[Tuscaloosa County, Alabama|Tuscaloosa County]] Industrial Development Authority.
==Issue positions==
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Harper did not provide answers to the Alabama State Legislative Election 2006 National Political Awareness Test. The test provides voters with how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=56862 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Harper ''Issue Positions'']</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
Harper serves on the following [[Alabama House of Representatives]] committees:
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===2011-2012===
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Harper served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
  
 
*[[Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
 
*[[Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
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:*Subcommittee on Economic Development and Incentives
 
*[[Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
 
*[[Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
 
*[[Tuscaloosa County Legislation Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
 
*[[Tuscaloosa County Legislation Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
 
*[[Ways and Means Education Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
 
*[[Ways and Means Education Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
*Subcommittee on Economic Development and Incentives
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:*Subcommittee on K-12 Appropriations
*Subcommittee on K-12 Appropriations
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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===2010===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010]]''
  
Harper won election to the 61st District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He defeated [[Frank Chandler]] in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.myvotealabama.com/ Statewide general election results]</ref>
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Harper won election to the 61st District seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition.  He defeated [[Frank Chandler]] in the November 2 general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2010/general/2010GeneralResults-AllStateAndFederalOfficesAndAmendments-CompleteWithWrite-inAppendix.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Official 2010 General election results," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2006===
 
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On November 7, 2006, Harper was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the [[Alabama House of Representatives]], defeating opponent Frank Chandler (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2006/general/statecert-2006-general-election-11-29-2006-complete.pdf ''Alabama Secretary of State'', "Official 2006 election results," accessed April 15, 2014]</ref>
  
On November 7, 2006, Harper was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the [[Alabama House of Representatives]], defeating opponent Frank Chandler (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.state.al.us/downloads/election/2006/general/statecert-2006-general-election-11-29-2006-complete.pdf 2006 election results, Alabama]</ref>
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Harper raised $148,106 for his campaign, while Chandler raised $12,990.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AL&y=2006&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "Alabama House spending, 2006," November 4, 2006]</ref>
 
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Harper raised $148,106 for his campaign, while Chandler raised $12,990.<Ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AL&y=2006&f=H&so=O#sorttable Alabama House spending, 2006]</ref>
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2010===
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In 2010, Harper raised $130,646 in contributions.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=AL&y=2010&f=H&so=O&p=1#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref> 
  
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His four largest contributors were:
  
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| Business Council Of Alabama
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| Alabama Education Association
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| Enviro PAC
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| Jefferson PAC
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In 2006, Harper collected $148,106 in donations.  
 
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==Personal==
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Harper and his wife, Jean, have two children.
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He is a member of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce, Aliceville Rotary Club, DCH Regional Medical Center Institutional Review Commission, Economic Development Association of Alabama, Gordo Area Chamber of Commerce, Pickens County Cattlemen's Association, Reform Chamber of Commerce, and the Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Council.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56862 Project Vote Smart - Rep. Harper]</ref>
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==Recent news==
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==See also==
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*[[Alabama House of Representatives]]
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*[[Alabama House of Representatives#Standing committees|House Committees]]
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*[[Alabama State Legislature]]
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*[[Alabama state legislative districts]]
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.thelineberrys.net/alanharper2010/ Alan Harper's campaign website]
 
*[http://www.thelineberrys.net/alanharper2010/ Alan Harper's campaign website]
 
* [http://www.legislature.state.al.us/HOUSE/representatives/housebios/hd061.html Alabama Legislature - Alan Harper]
 
* [http://www.legislature.state.al.us/HOUSE/representatives/housebios/hd061.html Alabama Legislature - Alan Harper]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56862 Project Vote Smart - Alan Harper]
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*[http://openstates.org/al/legislators/ALL000076/alan-harper/ Profile from Open States]
* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96643 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83826 2006]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=56862 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56862 Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart]
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=124186 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96643 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83826 2006]
  
 
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Alan Harper
Harper a.jpeg
Alabama House of Representatives District 61
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Alabama, 1986
Personal
ProfessionTuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Alan Harper is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 61. He was first elected in 2006.

He switched from Democrat to Republican in February 2012.[1]

Biography

Harper has worked for the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Economic Development and Incentives
  • Subcommittee on K-12 Appropriations

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Alan Harper defeated Brian Keith Foley in the Republican primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 61 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlan Harper Incumbent 70% 2,381
Brian Keith Foley 30% 1,021
Total Votes 3,402

2010

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harper won election to the 61st District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Frank Chandler in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 61 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Harper (D) 11,102
Frank Chandler (R) 3,167

2006

On November 7, 2006, Harper was re-elected to the 61st District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponent Frank Chandler (R).[7]

Harper raised $148,106 for his campaign, while Chandler raised $12,990.[8]

Alabama State House, District 61 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Alan Harper (D) 8,168
Frank Chandler (R) 3,760

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Harper raised $130,646 in contributions.[9]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Business Council Of Alabama $11,000
Alabama Education Association $10,000
Enviro PAC $10,000
Jefferson PAC $10,000

2006

In 2006, Harper collected $148,106 in donations.

Below are Harper's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:[10]

Contributor 2006 total
Seth Hammett Campaign $20,000
Alabama Education Asssoc $15,000
Business Council of AL $7,500
GOTV PAC $5,000
Pride PAC $4,250

Personal

Harper and his wife, Jean, have two children.

He is a member of the Aliceville Area Chamber of Commerce, Aliceville Rotary Club, DCH Regional Medical Center Institutional Review Commission, Economic Development Association of Alabama, Gordo Area Chamber of Commerce, Pickens County Cattlemen's Association, Reform Chamber of Commerce, and the Tenn-Tom Waterway Development Council.[11]

Recent news

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