Jake Porter has once again declared his intention to run for Iowa Secretary of State as a Libertarian. Porter was the party’s nominee in 2010 and received 33,854 votes, covering the margin of Republican Matt Schultz’s victory over Democrat Michael Mauro.
One of the Secretary of State’s most important duties is overseeing the state’s elections. As I’ve pointed out before, it would be nice to have a third-party official in that post who wouldn’t be tempted to tip the electoral scales for the Democrats or Republicans. Porter addressed that very notion in his announcement of intention.
“As Secretary of State, I would not endorse any political candidate like Matt Schultz did when he supported Rick Santorum for President. Additionally, I do not have ties to one of the two major political parties like Brad Anderson does. Unlike Anderson, I have never advised or worked for John Edwards or President Obama. 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.” said Porter.
Porter will be getting my support and my vote. You can read more about him at http://jakeporter.org