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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jack W. Harper

Jack W. Harper

District 4

1700 W. Washington
Room 301
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.


Committee Assignments
Appropriations Member Click Here Click Here
Government Institutions Vice-Chairman Click Here Click Here
Veterans and Military Affairs Chairman Click Here Click Here
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice Member Click Here Click Here



Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2126 C tax refund checkoff boxes
HB2142 C county water authority; Colorado river
HB2174 C firearms; game refuges
HB2237 C AHCCCS; verification of eligibility
HB2238 C AHCCCS; DES; fraud reduction
HB2249 C city elections; nonpartisan primaries; districts.
HB2314 P property valuation; telecommunications companies
HB2340 C consumer reporting agencies; account information
HB2400 P partial-birth abortions; definition
HB2401 C administrative rules oversight committee
HB2418 C concealed weapons; federal firearms licensee
HB2426 C enhanced driver licenses; prohibition
HB2432 C school board membership; family members
HB2434 C homeowners' associations; document amendments
HB2439 C concealed weapons permit; safety course
HB2466 C school districts; maximum tax rate
HB2487 C county hotel tax; tourism distribution
HB2564 C abortion
HB2616 C living wills; health care directives
  (NOW: health care directives; guardian decision
HB2629 C license plate obstruction; wheelchair holders
  (NOW: license plates; disabled
HCM2004 P secret ballots; protecting fundamental right
HCM2009 P opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2024 C sovereignty; tenth amendment.
HCR2036 C supporting the citizens of Iran
SB1005 P* rabies vaccination certificate; county enforcement
SB1007 P* state equalization property tax repeal.
SB1012 P* veteran special plates; fees
SB1013 P* AHCCCS; ambulance services
SB1014 P* AHCCCS; long-term care; eligibility
SB1053 P* political candidates; proof of citizenship
SB1054 P* emergency planning; technical correction
SB1055 P* military justice; technical correction
SB1056 P* technical correction; veterans; conservatorship
SB1057 P* technical correction; veterans
SB1058 P* technical correction; military affairs
SB1107 P state equalization property tax repeal
SB1109 P* voter registrations; death notices
SB1113 P* handguns; restaurants; posting
  (NOW: restaurants; handguns; posting
See Vote
SB1119 C restricted driver licenses; DUI
SB1138 P partial-birth abortions; definition.
SB1142 C public expenditure transparency database
SB1146 C expenditure limitation; penalty waiver; Pima See Vote
SB1147 C greenhouse emissions; regulations; fuel economy
SB1158 C presidential candidates; proof of citizenship
SB1159 C trespassing; illegal aliens
SB1160 C vehicle title; registration; legal presence
SB1161 C PSPRS; reemployment
SB1162 P GIITEM appropriation; multijurisdictional task force
SB1163 C loan applications; taxpayer identification numbers
SB1166 C valid identification; consular cards; prohibition
SB1169 C vehicle impoundment; administrative towing fund See Vote
SB1172 C schools; data; noncitizen students
SB1175 C illegal aliens; enforcement; trespassing.
  (NOW: performance of abortion; non-physician; prohibition
See Vote
SB1178 C homeland security councils; coordinating; advisory
SB1181 P* fuel tax repeal; sales tax
SB1206 C dissolution of marriage
  (NOW: abortion
SB1211 P* commissions on court appointments
SB1242 C weapons; peace officers; posse; reserves
SB1243 P justification; defensive display of firearm
SB1322 C license plates; state name
  (NOW: unemployment insurance; benefits
SB1324 C corporate income tax rate
SB1325 C individual health insurance; coverage exemptions
SB1334 C workers' compensation; unauthorized aliens
SB1335 C unauthorized aliens; licensing
SB1337 C driver license violations
SB1339 C business expenses; unauthorized aliens
SB1342 C continuation; department of environmental quality
SB1346 C seat belt exemption; newspaper delivery
SB1356 C venture trucks; regulation
SB1373 C income tax returns; penalties
SB1386 P charter schools; charter renewal period See Vote
SB1388 C graduation requirement; college entrance exam
SB1393 C public education; students' religious liberties.
SB1407 P health spa contracts; military members
SB1428 C online defensive driving schools
SB1434 C publicity pamphlet; judicial performance; comment
SB1464 C state financial condition; state treasurer
  (NOW: state budget reports; financial condition
See Vote
SB1465 C occupational licensing regulatory study commission
SB1466 C council on efficient government
SB1467 C county elected officials; authority
SCM1003 C states; withdrawal; federal highway system
SCR1004 P* technical correction; military personnel
  (NOW: American Sovereignty Restoration Act
SCR1005 P* technical correction; national guard
SCR1007 P justices and judges; senate confirmation
SCR1008 C schools; classroom instruction expenditures
SCR1009 P voter-protection; temporary budgetary suspension
SCR1010 P illegal aliens; enforcement; trespassing
SCR1011 P taxpayer bill of rights
SCR1012 C spending accountability and transparency act
SCR1020 P* senate confirmation; justices and judges
SCR1026 P secret ballot; fundamental right
SCR1031 C discrimination; preferential treatment; prohibition
SCR1032 C Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Day
SCR1035 C property tax; valuation increase limit
SCR1045 P death resolution; Jake Flake
SJR1001 P* state border auxiliary reserve units


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