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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NCResidence (state)

Mark Harris (born April 24, 1966) is an American pastor and politician from North Carolina. He ran as a Republican 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 a Republican primary by incumbent Robert Pittenger. Harris ran for Congress again in 2018, and this time he defeated Pittenger in the Republican primary. In the general election against Democratic opponent Dan McCready, initial tallies showed Harris winning the election; however, an election panel refused to certify these results after investigating reports of ballot fraud 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. Harris was not a candidate in the new election.

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Campaign Funding

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$2,144,314
Total Raised
$2,088,262
Total Spent
$19,131
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
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
First Baptist Church in Charlotte
Former Senior Pastor
Curtis Baptist Church in Augusta
Former Senior Pastor
Center Grove Baptist Church
Other Experience1 - 4 of 4
Member
Board of Directors for the Biblical Recorder
2006 - 2010
Trustee
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
1999 - 2009
Founding Member
Vote for Marriage North Carolina
President
North Carolina Baptist Convention