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  |Tenure = 2006-Present
 
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 4, 2014|November 5, 2018]]
 
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  |Last election = [[Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]
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  |Last election = [[State legislative elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
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  |First elected = 2006
 
  |First elected = 2006
 
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  |Next election = [[Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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  |Next election = [[State legislative elections, 2018|November 6, 2018]]
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Alan Harper''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Alabama House of Representatives]], representing District 61. 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.  
  
 
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 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>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2015 legislative session===
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At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Harper served on the following committees:
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{{Committee Assignments
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Constitution, Campaigns and Elections
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|Committee2 = Economic Development and Tourism
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|Chair2 = Chair
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|Committee3 = Jefferson County Legislation
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|Committee4 = Rules
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|Committee5 = Technology and Research
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|Committee6 = Tuscaloosa County Legislation
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===2011-2012===
 
===2011-2012===
 
Harper served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
 
Harper served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:
  
*[[Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
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{{Committee Assignments
:*Subcommittee on Economic Development and Incentives
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*[[Military and Veterans' Affairs Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
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|State = Alabama
*[[Tuscaloosa County Legislation Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
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|year = 2011
*[[Ways and Means Education Committee, Alabama House of Representatives]]
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
:*Subcommittee on K-12 Appropriations
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|Committee1 = Economic Development and Tourism
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|Committee2 = Military and Veterans' Affairs  
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|Committee3 = Tuscaloosa County Legislation  
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|Committee4 = Ways and Means Education  
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}}
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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{{AL HD61 2014}}
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===2010===
 
===2010===
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Alabama House of Representatives elections, 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.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20130614175117/http://myvotealabama.com/ Statewide general election results (Archived), accessed December 13, 2013]</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===
 
===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).<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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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>
  
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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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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
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 ''followthemoney.org'', "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013]</ref>   
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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>   
  
 
His four largest contributors were:
 
His four largest contributors were:
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In 2006, Harper collected $148,106 in donations.  
 
In 2006, Harper collected $148,106 in donations.  
  
Below are Harper's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2006 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83826 Follow the Money - 2006 Campaign contributions]</ref>
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Below are Harper's top five campaign contributors in the 2006 election:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=83826 ''Follow the Money'', "2006 Campaign contributions," accessed December 31, 2014]</ref>
 
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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>
 
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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==Scorecards==
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{{Alabama legislature scorecards|Begin=2006|End=2020}}
 
==Recent news==
 
==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 biography]
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*[http://openstates.org/al/legislators/ALL000076/alan-harper/ Profile from Open States]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=56862 Project Vote Smart legislative profile]
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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]
 
* 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]
 
* 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, 2018
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
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

2015 legislative session

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

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Constitution, Campaigns and Elections
Economic Development and Tourism, Chair
Jefferson County Legislation
Rules
Technology and Research
Tuscaloosa County Legislation

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was 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 was 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 five 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]

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