Meet Jake Porter, Candidate for Libertarian Party Vice Chairman

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The Libertarian Party Vice Chairman seat will be a hotly contested in the 2018 convention with many Libertarians announcing their intentions to run for the seat in response to current Vice-Chairman Arvin Vohra’s comments about the United States Military.

Earlier in May, Trent Sommes III announced his intention to run for the position and now another candidate has emerged.

Jake Porter is a member of the Libertarian Party of Iowa and wants to lead the party in a direction of growing State parties and building Libertarians up instead of tearing them down.

Jake has previously run for Governor of Iowa, and Secretary of State of Iowa, and served as 2008 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Barr’s Iowa Coordinator.

Here’s Jake’s original announcement from Friday:

“A few weeks ago, I was asked by a few Libertarians to run for the Libertarian National Committee Vice-Chair position. After careful consideration, I have decided to announce my intention to run for the position.

We are currently presented with wonderful opportunities to grow and expand the Libertarian Party. As someone who has served in the state party, national party, and ran as a candidate more than once, I have the experience, leadership, and an ability to work with all factions.

Over the next several months, I plan to explain more about my positions on LNC matters and plans I have. I am not here to attack anyone. Haven’t we had enough of that? What has it accomplished in the past? I don’t like several things that have recently happened within the national party and instead of just complaining, I am going to do something positive about it.

I have no interest in tearing anyone down. Instead, I have an interest in building everyone up. I have an interest in growing our state affiliates just as I did when I first started to consider myself a Libertarian back in 2004.

I am accepting donations for this campaign for travel and printing materials. If you feel strongly enough about having me on the national committee, please donate at or message me.

Also, if you are planning on being a delegate and happen to support me, please send me a message and list your state.

In Liberty,





Author: Luke Henderson

Since joining the Libertarian Party in 2016 (after discovering Gary Johnson as a disaffected Bernie Sanders supporter), Luke Henderson has been active in the liberty movement through journalism, and political activism. At the beginning of 2017, Luke had his first piece of writing published by Being Libertarian and quickly became a contributor to the libertarian news site, The Libertarian Vindicator. Through the Vindicator, Luke discovered his passion for addressing critics of the philosophy and bringing together different factions of liberty lovers which compelled him to become an editor for The Libertarian Coalition, a forum dedicated to an open-minded discussion of libertarian ideas from all walks. After many guest contributions to Being Libertarian, Luke was asked to join the website as a contributor, where he writes his column Scoring For Liberty, which discusses sports, politics, and economics from a libertarian lens, and his Educator series that seeks to strengthen libertarian’s understanding of educational techniques and policy to better arguments against public education. Luke is one of the District 1 Executive Committeemen for the Missouri Libertarian party, and the founder of the Missouri Chapter of the Libertarian Positivity Caucus. Outside of politics, Luke is a paraprofessional for the Special School District of St. Louis, a musician, composer, and a loving husband and father.

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