About Jim

Jim Harper is a native of Northwest Indiana. He went on to graduate with highest honors from Indiana University and received his law degree from Georgetown University. Upon graduating, he completed a federal judicial clerkship in Indianapolis and then served as a public defender in New Orleans.  Now, he practices law in Porter County at his family’s firm, Harper and Harper. Jim serves on the board of a non-profit law firm that provides free and reduced-cost legal services to veterans, as well as the Hilltop House, a Valparaiso non-profit that provides early-childhood education and other services to Porter County families.

Jim is running for Secretary of State because we need a fresh perspective at the Statehouse. Jim will fight to remove barriers to the ballot box, end one-party political gerrymandering, and support small businesses.

Jim has been traveling across Indiana to hear ideas about how we can improve our state. He’s energized by the passion our fellow Hoosiers have for fairness and equity.  Jim believes that every Hoosiers should have the right to vote no matter where she lives or how she votes. The more people involved in the process, the better our state will be.