Jake Porter

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Jake Porter
Jakeporter 2017.jpg
Official Campaign Photo In 2017.
Region 6 Alternate
Libertarian National Committee
Predecessor: Nancy Neale
Successor: Randy Eschelman
Personal Details
Birth: (1988-01-27) January 27, 1988 (age 35)
Unionville, Missouri
Education: Bachelors of Science-Business Administration
Party: Libertarian Party
Website: http://www.jakeporter.org
Facebook: Facebook
Twitter: Twitter
Instagram: Instagram
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Jake Porter (born 1988) served as an Alternate to Region 6 of the Libertarian National Committee[1] and as an At-Large Representative for the Libertarian Party of Iowa.[2] In December 2007, Jake Porter was named Chief of Staff to the George Phillies [3] Libertarian Presidential campaign and later served as Iowa Coordinator to Bob Barr's Presidential campaign.[4]

Porter was the Libertarian Party of Iowa nominee for Iowa Secretary of State in 2010 earning 33,854 votes,[5] and again in 2014 earning 32,889. He was the 2018 Libertarian nominee for Iowa Governor after winning the first-ever Libertarian Party of Iowa Gubernatorial Primary against Marco Battaglia. His running mate was Lynne R. Gentry. They earned 21,426 votes in the general election, coming in third place. Porter went on to manage the Libertarian Party presidential campaign of Jacob Hornberger in 2020. After his loss to Jo Jorgensen, Porter served as a regional director for Jorgensen. In 2022, Porter took on the role of campaign manager to Ricky Dale Harrington Jr in his run for Arkansas Governor.

Political Campaigns

2010 and 2014 Iowa Secretary of State Campaigns

Year Office Votes %
2010 Iowa Secretary of State 33,854 3.13
2014 Iowa Secretary of State 32,889  3.01

2018 Iowa Gubernatorial Campaign

In May of 2016, Porter announced a campaign for Iowa Governor.[6] In 2017, he suspended his campaign to take over as Executive Director of the Libertarian Party of Iowa.

Jake Porter speaks at the Des Moines Register Gubernatorial Forum on mental health.

In July of 2017, Porter relaunched his campaign with announcements on WHO Radio and WHO-TV 13 out of Des Moines.[7] Jake was endorsed by the Des Moines Register in the Libertarian Primary against Marco Battaglia.[8]

On June 5, 2018, he defeated Battaglia in the first Libertarian Gubernatorial Primary for the Libertarian Party of Iowa with 58% of the vote.

Candidate Votes %
Jake Porter 991 58.4
Marco Battaglia 705 41.6


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