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Jon Porter (born May 16, 1955, Fort Dodge, Iowa) is the second term Republican Representative from the newly created 3rd Congressional District of Nevada. Located entirely within Clark County, Nevada the 3rd District is located in one of the fastest growing regions in the United States. Porter's marital problems, ethical blindness and contempt for law make him the perfect symbol for what is wrong with Las Vegas.


2004 Reelection

Among Nevada's three U.S. House races in 2004, greatest interest has focused on Porter's reelection bid against Democratic challenger, former casino executive and multimillionaire Tom Gallagher. Porter won.

2004 General Election Results


Marital Difficulties

In December 2005 it was rep[orted that Porter had seperated from current wife, Laurie. Porter, a Roman Catholic, has two children from a previous marriage. Wife Laurie had been an election asset. In 2003 the Porters traveled to Israel together on an "education mission," paid for by the American Israel Education Foundation. Source: Erin Neff. "Congressman Porter and Wife Separate." Las Vegas Review-Journal. December 12, 2005.

Ethical Blindness

From 1999 ro 2003 Porter took $25,000 in campaign contributions from [[Tom DeLay[['s political action committee, Americans for a Republican Majority. Porter says he'll give the money back if delay is convicted. Otherwise he is keeping the dirty money! Source: Steve Tetreault. "Porter Won't Keep Money if DeLay is Convicted." Las Vegas Review-Journal. September 29, 2005.

Contempt for Law

Porter paid a one day visit to the Afgan War POW camp at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base on August 3, 2005. In one of the many inane comments made by a Republican about the international legal black hole in the Caribbean he said that it compares favorably to Nevada prisons and that many of the prisoners "are happy to be there," where they can get medical and dental care. He went on to say that "I would only wish that my loved ones or anyone's loved ones could be treated as well if they were captured by (Osama) bin Laden." Source: Steve Tetreault. "Porter Back From Guantanamo." Las Vegas Review-Journal. August 3, 2005.

Anti-Environmental Voting Record

Porter voted against the environment on five recent important legialative roll call votes: Energy (House R.C. 132); Artic Refuge (House R.C. 666); Environmental Funding (House R.C. 88); Coastal Protection (House R.C. 192) and Fuel Efficiency (House R.C. 121).



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This page was last modified 03:25, 1 September 2007 by dKosopedia user Jbet777. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Corncam, Powerofpie, Allamakee Democrat, BartFraden, Catnip and A. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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