Porter Qualifies For Ballot

For Immediate Release
Monday, August, 18, 2014

Council Bluffs, Iowa- Last Friday, Jake Porter turned in his nominating petitions to the state of Iowa and will be on the November ballot as the Libertarian Party of Iowa candidate for Secretary of State.

Porter, 26, was the 2010 Libertarian nominee for Secretary of State. In 2010, Porter received 33,854 votes in the general election, covering the margin of Republican Matt Schultz’s victory over Democrat Michael Mauro.

Porter earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from AIB College of Business in Des Moines and is currently pursuing his MBA from Bellevue University. After graduating from AIB, Porter moved to Nebraska where he worked as a retail store manager. Today, Porter lives in Council Bluffs and handles customer care issues for Yahoo. In addition to his private sector work, Porter has managed and advised several political campaigns and served a term on the Libertarian National Committee. Porter believes his hard work and experience make him a perfect fit for the job.

The Secretary of State primarily deals with business and elections which are two areas I know first-hand. Additionally, my management experience allows me to effectively and efficiently manage the Secretary of State’s office.”

Traveling around Iowa, Porter has made it clear that he felt the Secretary of State’s office is ran inefficiently and warned against allowing partisan politics into the Secretary of State’s office. “We need to make it easier to start a business in this state with online filings and the ability to pay by credit card. This is 2014, not 1994. What major business can you not use a credit card with? Additionally, we need someone who is independent of the two major political parties to act as a referee and that is the type of candidate I am.” Porter said.

The Porter campaign has produced TV and radio ads and was successful in working with the state of Iowa to fix an error that prevented Iowa voters from being able to register as a Libertarian while renewing their drivers license.

Porter will face Democrat Brad Anderson and Republican Paul Pate in the general election.

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