By Max Bibeau | IOWA
Jake Porter, a 29 year old former executive director of the Libertarian Party of Iowa, is running for Governor of the State of Iowa. Porter was also the candidate for Iowa Secretary of State in both 2010 and 2014. Porter had previously announced his interest in a 2018 run before, but renounced his interest due to responsibilities to the Iowa LP.
Porter holds beliefs that closely align with the establishment Libertarian Party, with the goals of shrinking government, and ensuring economic and personal freedom for all Iowans. Porter wants to make large cuts in wasteful government spending, and also is a strong proponent of legalizing cannabis.
Porter, on his website, also promises that “as Governor, [he] would do a detailed analysis of every government department and agency in the state and [his] recommended budget would first cut out waste, consolidate many of them to make them more efficient, and eliminate unnecessary government.”
Porter seems to be the clear choice for any small government conservative or libertarian. The first primary election occurs on June 5th, 2018.
Porter is not currently on the ballot yet, but is making significant pushes to receive enough signatures.
For more information, his website can be found HERE.