Mark Harris

Mark Harris REPRepublican

Republican Politician From North Carolina

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Mark HarrisREPRepublican Republican Politician From North Carolina
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Mark Harris (born April 24, 1966) is an American pastor and politician from North Carolina. He is a Republican candidate for the redrawn North Carolina's 8th congressional district 2024 election, Representative Dan Bishop is vacating his seat to run for attorney general.Harris previously ran to represent North Carolina's 9th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives in the 2016 and 2018 elections. In 2016, he was defeated in the Republican primary by incumbent Robert Pittenger. Harris ran for Congress again in 2018, defeating Pittenger in the Republican primary. In the general election against Democratic opponent Dan McCready, initial tallies appeared to show Harris winning the election but an election panel declined to certify these results after allegations of harvesting involving McCrae Dowless, a Republican political operative employed by the Harris campaign. Dowless was later criminally charged in connection with the alleged fraud, but Harris was not. In February 2019, the bipartisan North Carolina Board of Elections dismissed the results of the election and called for a new election to be held. Following more than a year of investigation by multiple North Carolina and Federal agencies, in 2020 Mark Harris was cleared in the probe related to the absentee ballot harvesting case that triggered a new special election. He was not a candidate in the new election, which was won by fellow Republican Dan Bishop.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Appalachian State University
Richard J. Reynolds High School
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Former President
Baptist State Convention
Former Senior Pastor
Center Grove Baptist Church
Former Senior Pastor
Curtis Baptist Church in Augusta
Former Senior Pastor
First Baptist Church in Charlotte
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Board of Directors for the Biblical Recorder
2006 - 2010
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
1999 - 2009
Founding Member
Vote for Marriage North Carolina
North Carolina Baptist Convention