Catherine Harper

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Catherine Harper
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Pennsylvania State House District 61
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLaSalle University, 1978
J.D.Villanova Law School, 1981
Personal
Birthday04/05/1956
Place of birthPhiladelphia, PA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Catherine Harper (b. April 5, 1956) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 61 since 2001.

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.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harper served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Local Government, Chair
Transportation
Local Government Commission

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Harper served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[1][2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 61, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCatherine Harper Incumbent 58.2% 20,231
     Democratic Jo White 41.8% 14,543
Total Votes 34,774

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Harper won re-election to the 61st District Seat in 2010. She had no primary opposition and defeated Democrat Mary Readinger in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 61
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Catherine Harper (R) 14,988 59.0%
Mary Readinger (D) 10,415 41.0%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Harper won re-election to the 61st District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She received 19,675 votes, defeating Democrat Frank Custer (15,449).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 61
Candidates Votes Percent
Kate M. Harper (R) Green check mark transparent.png 19,675 56.0%
Frank X. Custer (D) 15,449 44.0%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Harper received $133,773 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

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

Personal

Harper and her husband, Paul J. Kelly III, have two children.

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