|Pennsylvania State House District 61|
|2001 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||LaSalle University, 1978|
|J.D.||Villanova Law School, 1981|
|Place of birth||Philadelphia, PA|
Harper received her BA from LaSalle University in 1978. She went on to receive her JD from Villanova Law School in 1981.
After earning her law degree, Harper began working as an attorney. From 1985 to 1990, she was Partner of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin & Maxwell. She then worked as Partner of Hepburn, Willcox, Hamilton & Putnam from 1990 to 1994. She also worked for Delricci, Harper, Zentgraf & Czaplicki Professional Corporation from 1993 to 1998. Harper has worked as Partner of Timoney, Knox, Hasson & Weand Limited Liability Company since 1998.
Harper was a member of the Lower Gwynedd Township Planning Commission in 1986. She then served as Chair of the Lower Gwynedd Township Board of Supervisors from 1987 to 2000. She was also Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Commission from 1994 to 2000.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harper served on the following committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Local Government, Chair|
|• Local Government Commission|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Harper served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Legislative Office for Research Liaison|
|• Environmental Resources & Energy, Chair|
|• Local Government|
|• Urban Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harper served on these committees:
|Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Ethics, Vice Chair|
|• Environmental Resources & Energy|
|• Urban Affairs|
Harper ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 61. Harper ran unchallenged in the Republican primary on April 24 and defeated Jo White (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Catherine Harper Incumbent||58.2%||20,231|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 61|
|Catherine Harper (R)||14,988||59.0%|
|Mary Readinger (D)||10,415||41.0%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 61|
|Kate M. Harper (R)||19,675||56.0%|
|Frank X. Custer (D)||15,449||44.0%|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
In 2010, Harper received $133,773 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Catherine Harper's campaign in 2010|
|Pennsylvania Republican Party||$25,438|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||$7,000|
|Timoney Knox LLP||$6,000|
|Pennsylvania Associated Builders & Contractors||$5,000|
|Lower Gwynedd Republican Cmte||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$133,773|
Harper and her husband, Paul J. Kelly III, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Catherine + Harper + Pennsylvania + House"
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- Catherine Harper's personal website
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Harper
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money - 2010 donations
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