Thomas Porter

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Thomas Porter
West Virginia House of Delegates District 25
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Legislator
Thomas Porter (b. May 10, 1941) was a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He represented District 25 from 2004-2010.

Porter attended West Virginia Institute of Technology, Matoka High School, and Concord College.

Porter has served in the United States Army.[1]

On September 27, 2010, Delegate Porter died of complications from heart surgery.[2]

Committee assignments

While a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Porter served on the following committees:



See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Porter ran for re-election to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 25. He was one of four candidates running for the two District 25 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. He would have been opposed in the general election by Republican Joe Ellington, Democrat Bill Morefield and Democrat incumbent John Frazier. Only the top two vote-getters were elected. After his death on September 27, 2010, Chuck Terry was appointed to run for the office. Terry was defeated in the general election by Republican Joe Ellington.[3][4]

West Virginia State Senate, District 25 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Mike Porter (R) 1,161 15.58%
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Carey Ellington, Jr. (R) 747 10.03%


In 2008 Porter was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 25. Porter (R) finished with 6,539 votes. He finished behind John Frazier (D) who had 6,664 votes and was followed by Marshall Long (D) with 6,070 votes and Joe Ellington (R) with 3,827 votes.[5] Porter raised $26,734 for his campaign fund.[6]

West Virginia House District 25
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Frazier (D) 6,664
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Porter (R) 6,539
Marshall Long (D) 6,070
Joe Ellington (R) 3,827


Porter and his wife, Ruth Hendrick, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
West Virginia House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by
Joe Ellington (R)