While serving as a state representative, Harpool focused on crafting legislation to prevent crimes. Harpool was responsible for passing legislation for setting up the Missouri Ethics Commission. After setting up the Missouri Ethics Reform, he received the nickname "the bulldog of ethics" in the state legislature.
He ran unsuccessfully for the Missouri Senate from the 30th district in 2006.
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