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Mississippi GOP Rep. Gregg Harper to Retire at End of Term

Mississippi GOP Rep. Gregg Harper to Retire at End of Term
(AP)

By    |   Thursday, 04 January 2018 02:51 PM

Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., the chair of the House Administration Committee, announced Thursday that he will decline to run for reelection at the end of his term next year.

"Serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives has been the highest privilege and honor of my life. The opportunity to serve the people of the 3rd District, our state, and our country is something that my wife, Sidney, and I will never forget," Harper said in a statement. 

"We have been contemplating for almost two years when it would be our time not to run again, and after spending time over Christmas and New Year's with my family, we made the very difficult decision to say that 10 years will be long enough.

"I never intended for this to be a career, and it will soon be time for another conservative citizen legislator to represent us. I will work hard over the final 12 months of my term this year, but I will not seek re-election for a sixth term."

Harper, a former attorney and chair of the Rankin County Republican Party, was first elected in 2008. He will be the sixth GOP committee chair this cycle to either retire or seek another office.

Most recently, he was named chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Former House Oversight Committee chair Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, resigned last year to work at Fox News, while House Budget Committee chair Diane Black, R-Tenn., will step down to focus on her campaign for governor.

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Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., the chair of the House Administration Committee, announced Thursday that he will decline to run for reelection at the end of his term next year.
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