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Fiftieth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jack W. Harper

Jack W. Harper

District 4

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 217
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4178
Fax Number: (602) 417-3154

Personal Information:
Home City: Surprise
Occupation: Mortgage Loan Officer
Member Since: 2005
Jack W. Harper, Republican and veteran with small business experience, has been elected to his first term in the Arizona State House of Representatives in Legislative District Four, winning his elections by an over-whelming majority. Harper served the same district eight years in the Arizona State Senate

Senator Harper moved to Arizona in 1974 at the age of s even. Upon graduating from high school in 1985, he attended college before entering the U.S. Army. He served for two years in Germany in the First Infantry Division and then continued to serve his country as a member of the Arizona Army National Guard for another 6 years, finishing his 8-year enlistment as a Sergeant E-5. In 1992, he set out to be a small business owner and began the process of working 2 to 3 jobs at a time and saving every dollar he could to open his franchise business. At the age of 28, he opened his first restaurant with thirty employees. Six years later, after gathering business and community experience, he decided to run for the Senate.

Representative Harper has been married to his wife, Holly since May, 1990. Holly is an Assistant Principal with the Deer Valley Unified School District. They have two daughters, Jaclyn 19 and Amanda 16, and the whole family is very active in their community. Representative Harper has sponsored many youth sports teams, such as Arrowhead Little League and AYSO Soccer. For years, he sponsored the principal’s list at elementary schools, where he donated lunches to students who have achieved straight A’s in the quarter. He has been recognized by the Deer Valley Education Foundation for his contributions to education. He has also sponsored reading incentive programs at many schools to aid the teachers in encouraging children to read. Representative Harper has sponsored many church functions, women’s groups and various other organizations. He has lived in the northwest Valley for approximately Fourteen years, and resides in Surprise, near Sun City West and Sun City Grand.


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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2001 P* community colleges; universities; concealed weapons
HB2006 P* firearms within game refuges See Vote
HB2007 P* line siting committee; certificates.
HB2008 P* internal revenue code conformity
HB2009 P* disclaimer of federal patent easements
HB2014 P* disruption; educational institution; concealed weapon
HB2069 P* corporate income tax; sales factor
HB2070 P* homeland security; committee; force
  (NOW: Arizona state guard; establishment
HB2101 C protest activity; prohibition
HB2139 C property tax valuation; land fraud
HB2140 P* firearms regulation; landlords; homeowners' associations
  (NOW: landlords; homeowner's association; firearms regulation
HB2141 P* county alignment; local initiative
HB2145 P justification; defensive display; holster
HB2146 P concealed weapons permit; training
HB2169 C dental board; fees
HB2201 P* private taxpayer rulings; unclaimed property
  (NOW: unclaimed property; holder information rulings
See Vote
HB2202 P* department of revenue closing agreements See Vote
HB2203 P* technical correction; return of aliens
HB2204 P* technical correction; power authority; monies
HB2205 P* technical correction; limited partnership
HB2206 P* technical correction; state highways
HB2207 P* special health care districts; procurement
HB2250 C surveys; ethnicity; multiracial category
HB2251 C 8th grade promotion certificates
HB2293 C community property; separate debts
HB2330 P* association meetings; condominiums; planned communities
HB2331 P* vehicle impoundment administrative charges
HB2332 P* internal revenue code conformity policy
  (NOW: conformity policy; internal revenue code
See Vote
HB2333 P* legislator lobbying moratorium; repeal
HB2334 P* private attorney retention; contingency fees
HB2335 P* presidential ballot; president; vice-president
HB2355 C court surcharges See Vote
HB2363 C financial institution records; disclosure; notice
HB2365 C initiative and referendum; petition form
HB2366 C communication with public officer; identity
HB2367 C public employees; prohibited negotiations
HB2369 C DUI; work release
HB2370 C photo enforcement; license suspension prohibited
HB2380 C prisoners; medical parole
HB2384 P abortion; public funding prohibition; taxes
HB2392 C firearms; federal law; school perimeters
HB2416 P abortion
HB2417 C school boards; vocational education meeting
HB2421 C school districts; budgets; financial reports See Vote
HB2422 C local government budgeting; posting; publication
HB2424 C probate; wards; rights See Vote
HB2534 C city or town annexation
HB2538 P* certificates; line siting committee
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
HB2544 P presidential candidates; affidavit of qualifications
HB2552 C agricultural property tax classification; equine.
HB2555 C regulation of taxis; limitations
HB2558 P* landlord tenant; utilities; security deposit
  (NOW: rental property; restrictions prohibited
HB2561 C Arizona citizenship.
HB2562 C interstate compact; birth certificates
HB2563 P* firearm possession; mentally ill; restoration
HB2565 P postsecondary education; students' rights See Vote
HB2583 C deadly physical force; reporting; admissibility
HB2587 C high schools; military recruiting; form See Vote
HB2631 P tax; aircraft; foreign governments
HB2636 C flat income tax
HB2638 C administrative actions; appeal to court
HB2658 C domestic violence review teams
HB2664 C Arizona sentencing commission
HB2672 C state employees; activity based compensation
HB2673 C special sentencing; peace officer impersonation
HB2685 C homeowners' associations; condominiums; documents; website
HB2706 C education; Arizona empowerment accounts
  (NOW: supplementary reading instruction; teachers
See Vote
HB2707 C general fund revenue limit See Vote
HB2708 P homeowner's rebate; primary residence
HB2709 C study committee; CTE reform
HB2710 C study committee; outcome-based funding
HB2713 C EORP; defined contribution retirement system
HCM2002 C remove gray wolf; endangered species
HCR2006 P* personal property tax exemption amount
HCR2015 P constitutional convention; federal debt
HCR2018 P* appointed state mine inspector
HCR2019 P* Lieutenant Governor; joint candidacy
HCR2020 P* judicial appointments; senate confirmation
HCR2021 P* damages for injuries; limitation
HCR2023 C candidate petitions; ballot fee
HCR2024 C clean elections act; repeal
HCR2028 C legislative budget sessions
HCR2029 C initiatives; periodic reauthorization
HCR2030 P* private school tuition programs
HCR2032 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement
HCR2034 P recognizing pregnancy care centers
HCR2051 P Arizona; centennial song
HM2001 P F-35 program; support funding
HR2004 C honoring John Waddell
HR2005 P Roosevelt Dam; centennial
HR2007 C Warrene Ware; service
SB1187 P dissolution of marriage; legal separation
SB1188 P adoption; marital preference
  (NOW: marital preferences; adoption
SB1201 C firearms omnibus
SB1246 P abortion.
SB1282 P political committee registration; religious entity
SB1284 C registrar of contractors; arbitration
SB1286 P counties; cities; permits; time limit
SB1287 C health insurance; purchase outside state.
SB1307 C public right-of-way; political signs
SB1308 C interstate compact; birth certificates.
SB1309 C Arizona citizenship
SB1324 P vehicle emissions testing; older vehicles
SB1326 C homeowners' associations; flagpoles
  (NOW: flag display; homeowners' associations
SB1336 C community property exclusion; military retainers
SB1357 P AHCCCS; missed appointments; provider remedy
SB1358 C medical marijuana; residency; location; requirements
SB1363 P employer protections; labor relations
SB1365 P paycheck deductions; political purposes
SB1366 P medical malpractice; liability waivers
SB1368 C human smuggling organization; offense; penalty.
  (NOW: probation officers; disciplinary actions
SB1390 C abortions; clinical privileges; physicians
SB1392 C Mexican gray wolf; interstate compact
SB1393 C greenhouse emissions; legislative authority
SB1395 C endangered species act; interstate compact
SB1403 P certificates; line siting committee.
  (NOW: mandatory project labor agreements; prohibition
SB1404 C Arizona grain research trust fund
SB1408 C state budget; appropriation limitation; hearing
SB1433 P federal legislation; state nullification
SB1467 C educational institution; concealed weapons
SB1495 P Arizona state guard; establishment
SB1525 C city; town; development fees
SB1527 C health care; disclosures; information
SB1552 P corporate tax allocation; sales factor
SB1553 C education; Arizona empowerment accounts.
SB1554 P ADE; teachers; liability insurance
SB1555 P government employees; union dues; withholding
SB1556 P school district monies; associations; elections.
SB1610 P state firearm
SCR1006 C border security plan
SCR1009 C honoring Hopi code talkers
SCR1020 P crime victims; protection from liability
SCR1028 P paycheck deductions; political purposes; requirement.
SCR1030 P state trust lands; veterans cemeteries
SCR1033 C best available control technology; generation
SCR1034 P federal actions; state nullification
SCR1035 P English; official language
SCR1039 P property tax levy increases; limit
SCR1059 P supporting Wisconsin governor; legislature
SCR1061 P Mitch Menlove; death resolution
SR1013 P Lloyd Oliver; death resolution


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor