|Texas Railroad Commissioner|
|2010 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Chair, Precinct 103, Midland County|
|Bachelor's||Harding University (1977)|
|Place of birth||Fort Lewis, Washington|
Before taking office, Commissioner Porter built a successful small business around his CPA practice in Midland Texas, providing accounting and tax services to oil and gas producers, royalty owners, oil field service companies and other small businesses and individuals. On November 2, 2010, David J. Porter was elected to serve a six-year term as a Texas Railroad Commissioner. Since taking office, Commissioner Porter served on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission as well as the Interstate Mining Compact Commision as an Associate Representative by Texas Governor Rick Perry. 
- Harding University, B.S., Accounting (1977)
Texas Railroad Commission (2010-present)
Chair, Precinct 103, Midland County
Chair, Precinct 102, Lee County
Porter won election to the Texas Railroad Commission in 2010, defeating Jeff Weems (D), Roger Gary (L) and Art Browning (G).
|Texas Railroad Commission, 2010|
|Election Results Via: Texas Secretary of State|
Comprehensive donor information for Porter is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Porter raised a total of $990,419 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 9, 2013.
|David Porter's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||TX Railroad Commissioner||$425,931|
|2010||TX Railroad Commissioner||$564,488|
|Grand Total Raised||$990,419|
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|David Porter's Campaign Contributions|
Texas railroad commission
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$287,248 (Democrat)|
|Top 5 contributors||Grassroots Institute of Texas||$75,000|
|Harold C. Simmons||$35,000|
|Courtney Cowden, Jr.||$20,000|
Porter was born in Fort Lewis, Washington in 1956 while his father was serving in the US Army. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harding University in May of 1977 with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He passed the CPA exam on his first attempt in November of 1977 and became a Texas CPA in September 1981, the same year he moved to Midland.
David met his wife, Cheryl, while attending Harding University, and they were married in 1979. They are the proud parents of one daughter and are also the proud grandparents of a two-year old granddaughter.
- Railroad Commission of Texas official website
- Commissioner Porters biography
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- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
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