State Senator Tyler Harper Sworn into Office

ATLANTA (January 15, 2013) – State Senator Tyler Harper (R-Ocilla) was officially sworn into office to represent the 7th District at the state Capitol.  Sen. Harper will serve Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Irwin, Pierce and Ware counties along with portions of Charlton and Tift counties.

It is an honor to be able to serve my constituents under the Gold Dome,” said Sen. Harper. “I am committed to the needs and issues that face the people of the 7th Senate district and am ready to address their concerns with my colleagues in the General Assembly.”

Sen. Harper will serve as the Vice-Chairman of the influential Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee.  He will also serve as a member on the Natural Resources and the Environment, Public Safety and Retirement Committees.

Sen. Harper serves as the President of the Ocilla Rotary Club and the treasurer of the Georgia Young Farmer’s Association. He is a prior member of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Strategic Planning Committee and volunteer for the CAES Alumni Association.

Sen. Harper is a lifelong resident of Irwin County. He is a product of Irwin County Schools, a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering (BSAE), and also holds an Associate of Science Degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

For Immediate Release:
January 16, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director
Shawna Mercer, Sr. Communications Specialist