Floor Leader Florencio ‘Singkoro’ Harper

 

Nineteenth Congress

Federated States of Micronesia


Floor Leader Florencio 'Singkoro' Harper


COMMITTEE: SUMMARY
Resources and Development Two-year Representative
Health and Social Affairs Election District 1, State of Chuuk
Education DOB: October 11, 1953
Transportation and Communications Elected to Congress (2011)
  Floor Leader (2011 - current)
   
   
   

Florencio Singkoro Harper is the two-year member from the State of Chuuk representing Election District One, also known as the Mortlocks Region, to the Nineteenth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. He was first elected to the 17th Congress in 2011 where he was seated as the 10th Floor Leader. During the reorganization of the Nineteenth Congress on May 11, 2015, he was again elected to maintain his role of Floor Leader for the Nation’s highest legislative Body. He currently serves as a member on the following Congressional Standing Committees: Health and Social Affairs; Resources and Development; and Transportation and Communication.
 
Floor Leader Harper brings to Congress a background rich in public service, having dedicated over 30 years of his life in service to the government of the State of Chuuk in various leadership roles and capacities at both Branches of the Executive and the Legislative.
 
Harper served the Executive Branch of the Chuuk State Government at the Department of Health Services as a Lab Technician and then continued on to the Department of Education as a classroom teacher. He is most noted however for his tenure at the Legislative Branch where he devoted 29 consecutive years of his life as a member of the Chuuk State Legislature. Elected to the Chuuk State Legislature in April 1982, Harper was a long serving member of the Chuuk State Legislature having served as a member when it was one house or Unicameral during which he held the Chairmanship and Vice-Chairmanship of various committees. He continued with the Chuuk State Legislature when it transitioned to its current Bicameral setup and was elected to its House of Representatives.
 
At the House of Representatives of the Chuuk State Legislature, Harper ran the gamut of leadership with Chairmanship on various committees to the roles of presiding officers where he was Floor Leader to Vice Speaker of the Body. His final years at the Chuuk State Legislature were served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 8th, 9th and 10th Legislatures when he was elected to the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia. Floor Leader Harper’s educational background started at the Satowan Elementary School then on to the prestigious Xavier High School and concluded at the then Community College of Micronesia(CCM). While his education ended at the CCM for personal reasons, Harper has amassed experiences and accolades from Blackstone Law School correspondence courses; Dale Carnegie Public Speaking courses; Evaluation of Laws and Good Leadership; Principles of Accounting; and Biblical Self Help courses.
 
In addition to public services for the Chuuk State Government, he was active participant of the community where he was a member of the Head Start Policy Council; Board of Directors of TOCA; member of the 1st Satowan Constitutional Convention; and served as the Floor Leader of the 3rd Chuuk State Constitutional Convention. He also served on the following Boards: the Association of Pacific Islands Legislatures (APIL); Pacific Islands Development Bank (PIDB); and the Caroline Islands Air (CIA)
 
Floor Leader Harper is married to Meriam and they have five (5) children and blessed with many grandchildren. 

 

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