Porter for Governor announcement this Saturday in North Liberty

Iowa businessman and Libertarian Party leader Jake Porter will officially announce his candidacy for governor at an event in Eastern Iowa on Saturday.

Supporters will gather with Porter at 4 p.m. at the North Liberty Community Library, 520 W. Cherry Street on Saturday March 12. Members of the media are invited to cover the event and speak with the candidate.

​Porter has spent years as a tireless advocate on issues like medical freedom, civil liberties, and corporate welfare reform. He was a candidate for Secretary of State in 2010 and again in 2014, when he won the most votes of any Libertarian Party Candidate in Iowa history in a four person race.

“The state is making our lives harder – raising taxes on the poorest Iowans, while giving away millions to huge corporations. I’m ready to get to work on protecting civil liberties, making things easier for small business, and improving all Iowans’ quality of life,” Porter said.

Porter is among Iowa’s most active Libertarians – he’s served on the Libertarian National Committee, worked as Iowa coordinator for Congressman Bob Barr’s presidential campaign, and worked as interim Iowa coordinator for Governor Gary Johnson’s presidential campaign.

Porter is a tech and media entrepreneur in Council Bluffs and has previously worked for Yahoo! and Apple. He holds a business degree from AIB College of Business in Des Moines.