Jon Porter

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Jon Porter is a former U.S. Representative

Jon Christopher Porter, a Republican, is a former U.S. Representative for the 3rd Congressional District of Nevada, having served 2003 to 2009.[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Fundraising calls made from congressional office

In October of 2006, a former aide to Porter stated that he had allegedly witnessed the congressman making phone calls to potential political donors at least five separate times during the spring of that year. He allegedly e-mailed Porter's chief of staff about his concerns about the legality and possible ramifications of such actions. The aide in question only notified the media of the alleged "phone calls" ONLY after he was fired for actions not relating to the alleged phone calls. When asked to provide evidence of the calls or email, he could not produce any. House rules prevent any campaigning or fundraising being carried out from congressional offices. [1]



Porter was born May 16, 1955 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He attended Briar Cliff College, and worked in his family business before being elected to the Boulder City, Nevada, City Council in 1983, and in the same year becoming an agent for Farmer's Insurance. He was elected Mayor of Boulder City in 1987 and served in that capacity until 1991.

Congressional career

Porter served in the Nevada State Senate from 1994 to 2002, when he was elected to the U.S. House to represent Nevada's newly created Third District. The new district includes Las Vegas suburbs, a result of rapid growth in the southern part of the state.

Porter is a member of the moderate Republican Main Street Partnership.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Tessa Hafen to face Porter in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Porter retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Jon Porter
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and caucuses

Boards and other Affiliations

  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Institute for Insurance and Risk Management
  • Nellis Air Force Base Civilian Military Council
  • Board of Directors, Nevada League of Cities
  • Charter Board Member, Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Western Insurance Information Service/ Nevada Insurance Council

Wikipedia also has an article on Jon Porter. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Articles and resources


  1. Jon Porter, Sr. profile,, accessed January 2011.

External resources

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External articles

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Republican Main Street Partnership
Committees: House Committee on Budget, House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support
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November 5, 2002
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U.S. House of Representatives, Nevada Senate, Mayor and City Councilman, Boulder City
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Date of Birth: May 16, 1955