|Indiana House of Representatives, District 4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Wheeler High School|
Growing up in Indiana, Porter graduated from Wheeler High School in Wheeler, Indiana. She went on to earn her bachelor's degree in music education from Valparaiso University and her master's degree in music technology from Indiana University.
Porter's professional experience includes working as a teacher, with certification in music and elementary education.
Porter's website highlights the following campaign themes:
|“||A strong, fully-funded public education pre-K through age 21 is necessary for our students to be prepared for their future. We need public schools that help every student achieve his or her potential and have the necessary background knowledge to apply skills to be successful in future job opportunities and technical training as part of a comprehensive approach to education to ensure a skilled work force and job readiness.
Hoosiers need a tax system in which the burden is shared between citizens and corporations, the state and local governments. While corporate income tax relief may help businesses in the short run, it is harmful if it requires increases in property taxes for working Hoosiers and additional taxes at the county levels. In the meantime, the counties and townships that rely on this funding are already working at scaled back, bare-boned funding that eventually services would be cut back and eliminated until reciprocal funding could be implemented. This would be harmful to hard working Hoosiers.
The quality of life is declining in our state. This is evident in a variety of ways. 280,000 working Hoosiers cannot get health insurance because our state chose not to expand Medicaid. Our sate is ranked as one of the 10 most depressing states based on quality of life surveys. Our state has the fifth highest infant mortality rate in our nation, one that rivals some developing countries. Finally, and most distressing, more than one fourth of all children in our state live in the most gut wrenching and tragic poverty. 1 in 4, and they are children. I believe we can do better and it must be our top priority if we are going to keep good jobs and attract new businesses. Indiana must ensure all Hoosiers can live a good life without be forced to move to another state to achieve it.
Elections for the office of Indiana House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Debora "Deb" Porter was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Ed Soliday was unopposed in the Republican primary. Porter will face Soliday in the general election.
- See also: Indiana State Senate elections, 2012
Porter ran in the 2012 election for Indiana State Senate District 5. She ran unopposed in the May 8 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent Ed Charbonneau (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Indiana State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ed Charbonneau Incumbent||54.8%||30,039|
Porter was endorsed by the Indiana State AFL-CIO on April 18, 2012.
Porter has been married to Mike Porter for over 30 years. They have two adult children, Rebekah (Tucker) Peterson and Aaron.
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- Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on June 7, 2014
- Deb Porter for Senate, "Biography" accessed April 19, 2012
- Committee to Elect Deb Porter, "About," accessed April 25, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed February 10, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 12, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, "List of May 8, 2012, primary candidates," accessed March 6, 2014
- Indiana Secretary of State, " Official 2012 General Election Results," accessed January 19, 2013
- Porter for Senate, "Endorsements," accessed April 27, 2012
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