Editor's note: The information below is from the Harper campaign.

Tyler 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.

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Harperis a small businessman and farmerwho says he understands what it's like to meet a payroll and hire employees.

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

Harper is a brother in the Alpha Gamma Rho (AGR) Fraternity and serves the fraternity as a member of the Alumni Board. He is also a member of the Ben Hill-Irwin Joint Development Authority and is actively involved in the community.

Tyler's political experience involves working for US Senator Saxby Chambliss through a Congressional Fellowship, as well as serving as the County Campaign Chair for the election of Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. He is a member of Satilla Baptist Church and serves the church as a musician on the piano and guitar.