Commissioner Jim Porter . . .

Jim Porter, Muskingum County Commissioner


Jim Porter


Jim was elected in November, 2010 as County Commissioner.  He previously served as a Perry Township Trustee for 19 years.


He and his wife Darlene have a son, Josh, and wife Jaclyn, and a daughter, Sarah.  Jim and his family own and operate an 800 acre grain and cattle farm.


Jim remains very active in our community.  For over 25 years he has volunteered with the Perry Township Fire Department, and has served as Captain.  He has been a 4-H Advisor for more than fifteen years, and is a recipient of the State of  Ohio Friend of Extension Award and the John and Dorothy Montgomery 4-H Leadership Award.  Also, he serves on the  Junior Fair Livestock Committee (Chairman) and with the Muskingum County Cattlemen’s Association.   Jim was inducted into the East Muskingum Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.  As a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, he has served on many Councils in various positions, including President of Congregation.

Jim considers it an honor and privilege to serve as Muskingum County Commissioner and takes pride in being part of making Muskingum County a great place to live, work, and raise a family.