Nick Harper (politician)
|Member of the Washington State Senate
from the 38th district
January 2010 – November 9, 2013
Nick Harper is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He was a member of the Washington State Senate District 38 until he abruptly resigned on November 9, 2013, following rumors of an extramarital affair with a lobbyist. 
Harper first came into office in 2010 by defeating incumbent Democratic senator Jean Berkey, the nominee of the 38th District Democratic Central Committee. When Berkey placed third in the primary by a margin of 122 votes, the state's election watchdog committee unanimously voted to refer the case to the state Attorney General Rob McKenna, who within hours "filed suit, alleging multiple campaign-finance violations." Despite a call several former state senators to hold another election, the election results were upheld and Berkey could not run in the general election. Harper won the general election.
- Briam M. Rosenthal (2013-11-09). "State Sen. Nick Harper, seen as rising star, abruptly resigns". Retrieved 2013-11-13.
- Project Vote Smart.org, Nick Harper biography
- Jerry Cornfield (2013-11-10). "Harper quits state Senate". Retrieved 2013-11-23.
- Official Washington Results 2010 http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=36&JurisdictionTypeID=5&JurisdictionID=63443&ViewMode=Results
- Seattle Times November 2, 2010 Time for a do-over in the 38th Legislative District's Senate primary http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2013328444_guest03vognild.html
- Seattle Times August 22, 2010 State Sen. Jean Berkey asks PDC to set aside election results http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politicsnorthwest/2012744540_statesenjeanberkeyasks.html
- Official Washington Results http://vote.wa.gov/Elections/WEI/Results.aspx?ElectionID=37&JurisdictionTypeID=5&JurisdictionID=63443&ViewMode=Results
- Biography at Ballotpedia
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (state office) at the National Institute for Money in State Politics
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