|West Virginia House of Delegates District 25|
| Term in office began|
| Term in office ended|
Porter attended West Virginia Institute of Technology, Matoka High School, and Concord College.
Porter has served in the United States Army.
On September 27, 2010, Delegate Porter died of complications from heart surgery.
While a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, Porter served on the following committees:
- Government Organization Committee, West Virginia House
- Roads and Transportation Committee, West Virginia House
- Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committee, West Virginia House
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.
|West Virginia State Senate, District 25 Republican Primary (2010)|
|Thomas Mike Porter (R)||1,161||15.58%|
|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. Porter raised $26,734 for his campaign fund.
|West Virginia House District 25|
|John Frazier (D)||6,664|
|Mike Porter (R)||6,539|
|Marshall Long (D)||6,070|
|Joe Ellington (R)||3,827|
Porter and his wife, Ruth Hendrick, have one child.
- Official list of West Virginia's November 2, 2010 candidates
- West Virginia House of Delegates
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Porter
- The Charleston Gazette, "Mercer County lawmaker dies at CAMC," September 27, 2010 (dead link)
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 11, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia House election results
- Campaign funds
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 25
| Succeeded by|
Joe Ellington (R)
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