Tyler Harper

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Tyler Harper obtained an associate’s degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering [7]. Since 2013, he has been a State Senator where he currently serves in leadership on the Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Agriculture Committees. Additionally, Tyler is currently the Agriculture & Rural Development Vice-Chair of the Southern Legislative Conference [3]. Harper is also a 7th-generation farmer and small businessman [2].

Key Issues

Agriculture

Harper plans to strengthen safety protocols when it comes to meat, produce, and other food supply [2]. Harper was a primary sponsor of the 2019 Georgia Hemp Farming Act, which authorized the growing and processing of hemp as an industrial product as long as it had a low THC content [7].

Economy

Harper believes in ensuring that Georgia producers and farmers have a free market. He also supports providing federal funding to farmers during natural disasters [2]. He also wants to ensure tax policy remains fair and equitable to the agriculture industry [7].

Education

Harper wants to partner with schools and institutions to provide agricultural education to students [2]. 

Broadband

Harper supports the expansion of broadband in rural areas [7].

Endorsements

Brian Kemp, Governor of Georgia; Richard Woods, Georgia State Superintendent of Schools; Jerry Henry, Executive Director of Georgia Carry; Frontline Policy Action

Sources

1 WABE
2 Official Website
3 GA Chamber
4 Twitter
5 Albany Herald
6 Georgia Carry
7 Statesboro Herald