BioGregg Harper took the Oath of Office on January 5, 2011 to serve his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, after having been first elected to the House in November of 2008. Gregg has lived in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District since 1972 and currently resides in Pearl with his wife of 33 years, Sidney, and their two children, Livingston and Maggie. The Harpers are active members of Crossgates Baptist Church in Brandon, Mississippi, where Gregg serves as a deacon.
Gregg serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and is a member of the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade. Additionally, he has been appointed by Speaker John Boehner to serve his second term on the Committee on House Administration, where he serves as chairman of the Subcommittee on Elections, and to the Committee on Ethics. For the past two terms in Congress, his peers have elected him as their class’s representative on the Republican Steering Committee.
Prior to his swearing-in, Harper practiced law for twenty-seven years, including serving as the prosecuting attorney for the cities of Brandon and Richland, and also served on the Mississippi Oil and Gas Board. Gregg is active in his community as a member of both the Pearl and Rankin County Chambers of Commerce. A strong advocate for our Second Amendment rights, he is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
The son of a former petroleum engineer and a mom who worked two days a week until she was 88 years old, Gregg learned at a young age the value of hard work and the importance of a solid education. Gregg and Sidney are both graduates of Mississippi College, where Gregg majored in Chemistry and then earned his law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1981.
It is Gregg Harper’s desire to serve the State of Mississippi and our country with honor and integrity. In his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, he is committed to advocating conservative values in the important tasks and challenges facing America.
BI-LINE- A Republican representing the Third District of Mississippi, Gregg Harper serves on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, the Committee on House Administration and the Committee on Ethics.