KEEPING THE MOMENTUM
Daryl L. Porter, Jr. became one of the youngest elected officials in Summit, Mississippi. As a council member, he worked alongside the mayor and board members to make Summit a more progressive town, improve infrastructure, and preserve the Town of Summit’s historic essence. He also worked to build a new wastewater plant and helped revitalize Summit’s historic downtown area with assistance from local economic development groups by promoting events in the downtown area.
He received a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2013. Porter continued his education by attending Mississippi College School of Law where he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He is now a licensed personal injury attorney.
He is a member of Summit Missionary Baptist where he serves as a trustee and a junior deacon. He founded a young men’s mentoring group that focuses on helping young men better themselves, so they positively impact society. Daryl is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Daryl was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 2019 to serve Mississippi’s 98th House District. He serves on the following committees: Education, Judiciary B, Medicaid, Municipalities, and Public Utilities.
In his short time in the State Legislature, Representative Porter has brought over $30 million dollars into District 98, served as parliamentarian of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Mississippi House Democratic Caucus.
Representative Porter is a native of the Town of Summit, Mississippi. He is the son of Emma Porter and the late Daryl L. Porter, Sr. He has one sibling, Tameka Fortune (Marico) and three adoring nieces: Alexis, Aryiel, and A’lice.