Katie Porter Biography
Katie Porter(Katherine Moore Porter) is an American politician, law professor, and lawyer who serves as the U.S. representative from California’s 47th congressional district since 2023. From 2019 to 2023, she presented the 45th congressional district.
Katie Porter Age
Porter was born on January 3, 1974, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, United States. She is 49 years old as of 2022.
Katie Porter Height
Porter stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 5 inches.
Katie Porter Family
Porter was born to Dan and Liz Porter. Her father served as a farmer-turned-banker while her mother served as the founder of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Even so, she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Porter has any siblings.
Katie Porter Husband
Porter is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. Prior to this, she tied the knot with her ex-husband, Matthew Hoffman in 2003. They had three children together. After their decade-long marriage, they divorced in 2013. During a campaign, Porter voiced that she was in a physically and mentally abusive marriage.
As per her, her ex-husband punched her, shoved her one-year-old daughter across the kitchen, threatened suicide, and aimed crude insults at her family. In 2013, she took a protective order against him. With custody of her children, she serves as a single mother. Betsy, her daughter, is named after Elizabeth Warren.
Katie Porter Net Worth
Porter has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a Politician.
Katie Porter Salary
Porter earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Katie Porter Education
When she completed her high school education at Phillips Academy, Porter went on to join Yale University where she majored in American studies. Later, she completed her studies and attained her Bachelor Of Arts degree in American Studies in 1996. While at Yale, her undergraduate thesis was dubbed The Effects of Corporate Farming on Rural Community. Also, she served as a member of Grace Hopper College (then dubbed Calhoun College) at Yale. Moreover, she served Chuck Grassley as an intern.
Further, she holds a Juris Doctor from Havard University which she attained in 2001. While at Havard, she served as the notes editor for the Harvard Women’s Law Journal and a member of the Board of Student Advisers. Further, she studied under bankruptcy law professor and future U.S. Senator, Elizabeth Warren. Additionally, she graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Katie Porter Career
Porter serves as the U.S. representative from California’s 47th congressional district since 2023. From 2019 to 2023, she presented the 45th congressional district. Further, she serves as the initial Democrat to be elected to represent the 45th district, covering much of south-central Orange County. For instance, Irvine, Tustin, Lake Forest, and large portions of Anaheim and Laguna Niguel. In 2022, she attained reelection in the newly redistricted 47th congressional district. Additionally, she serves as a candidate for United States Senate in 2024 where she pursues the seat currently held by Dianne Feinstein.
Moreover, she served at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Law as an associate professor of law. In 2005, she joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Law as an associate professor. Later, in 2011 she went on to serve as a full professor there. Also in 2011, she served as a tenured professor at the Irvine School of Law at the University of California. Her textbook, Modern Consumer Law tackles consumer laws in light of Dodd–Frank and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
In March 2012, California Attorney General, Kamala Harris appointed her to serve as the state’s independent monitor of banks in a countrywide $25 billion mortgage settlement. While serving as a monitor, she supervised the banks’ implementation of $9.5 billion in settlement reforms for Californians. To boot, she served as deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Else, she attained media attention for her questioning during congressional hearings. She served Judge Richard S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit in Little Rock, Arkansas as a law clerk.
In addition to that, she practiced with the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon. Else, she served as the project director for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Business Bankruptcy Project.
Katie Porter 2024
On January 10, 2023, Porter declared her candidacy in the 2024 election for the U.S. Senate from California. The announcement came prior to the reigning, Dianne Feinstein has uncovered her desire for reelection public. Further, Porter raised more than $1 million in donations in the 24 hours following her declaration of her candidacy, with an average donation of $38.
Katie Porter Corporate Greed/Inflation
In October 2022, Porter utilized a chart and got economist, Mike Konczal to acknowledge that corporate profits drove price hikes and inflation during a House of Representatives hearing.
Katie Porter Whiteboard
Porter went viral after her tough questioning during congressional hearings and use of a whiteboard. Her initial time utilizing the whiteboard was when questioning then-Wells Fargo CEO, Timothy Sloan. She questioned him regarding the bank’s occurring fraud scandals. Not long after her questioning, he resigned from his role as chief executive. Also, she used the whiteboard in questioning a pharmaceutical company, AmGen’s CEO about money spent on drug research and development (R&D) contrasted with stock buybacks, political lobbying, and executive compensation.
Further, she broke down the data of why Celgene had tripled the price of a cancer drug. This happened when then Celgene CEO, Mark Alles attested before the House Oversight Committee. Notably, she noted the constant hike in the cost of one pill of the drug from 2005 to 2020 as it moved from $215 to $764. Also, she wrote “$13 million” on the whiteboard and enquired whether Alles knew what that amount referred to. This served as his total salary in 2017, which hiked after the company increased the price of Revlimid. Apart from assisting her to convey her questions, Porter voiced that it also helps her constituents to understand what’s going on.
Katie Porter Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 200K followers on Instagram.