Harper announces he will seek re-election to Porterdale Council

COVINGTON — Porterdale City Councilman Mike Harper has announced that he will seek re-election to his Post 4 City Council seat in November.

Harper was first elected to the council in 2006 and says that during that time he has witnessed significant changes in Porterdale and has supported the positive direction the city has taken.

According to a release announcing his candidacy, Harper states he has been a strong supporter of law enforcement and was instrumental in the return of 24-hour police patrol and the budget adjustments that made this possible. During the time that he has served on the council he said he has supported efforts that have successfully reduced crime in Porterdale and has been a strong advocate of the canine program. Harper cited the canine program’s success in several areas including crime prevention, public relations and working with schools on anti-drug education.

“Mike Harper takes a strong stand on the benefit of parks, playgrounds and groups such as the Police Explorers that benefit children and young people on a daily basis,” the release sates. “He has worked with groups who use the Porterdale B.C. Crowell ball field and the Yellow River Park for Little League sports.”

Harper was instrumental in identifying available land for the pocket parks installed around the city and has worked hard over the years to improve Porterdale and pledges to continue to do so. He describes his city as a “Small Town with a Big Heart.”

He is the owner of a constructions and renovation business and has donated his time and skills to do repairs for the elderly residents of Porterdale over the past 20 years.

He has been a resident of Porterdale since 1971. He is married to Porterdale native Pam Patterson Harper and they have two children and three grandchildren.