Katie Porter

Katie Porter DEMDemocrat

U.S. Representative from California

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Katie PorterDEMDemocrat U.S. Representative from California
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Katherine Moore Porter (born January 3, 1974) is an American politician, law professor, and lawyer who is the U.S. representative from California's 47th congressional district since 2023, previously representing the 45th congressional district from 2019 to 2023. She is the first Democrat to be elected to represent the 45th district, covering much of south-central Orange County, including Irvine, Tustin, and Lake Forest along with large portions of Anaheim and Laguna Niguel. Porter was reelected in 2022 in the newly redistricted 47th congressional district.Porter graduated from Yale University and Harvard Law School and has taught law at several universities, including the University of California, Irvine, William S. Boyd School of Law, and University of Iowa. She is deputy chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and has received media attention for her questioning during congressional hearings. Porter declined to seek reelection to the United States House of Representatives in 2024 and became a candidate in the 2024 United States Senate election in California, to succeed retiring incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

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Campaign Funding

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Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
Lawyers/Law Firms$588,962
Securities & Investment$396,958
Leadership PACs$202,516
Women's Issues$199,877
Real Estate$184,196
Business Services$149,082
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education6 - 6 of 4
Phillips Academy
Yale University
Harvard Law School
Grace Hopper College
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
United States House of Representatives, California
2023 - Current
United States House of Representatives, California
2019 - 2023
California Monitor
Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice
2012 - 2014
Professor of Law
University of California at Irvine
2011 - Current
University of Iowa College of Law
2010 - 2011
Visiting Professor of Law
Harvard University
2010 - 2011
Associate Professor
University of Iowa
2005 - 2010
Visiting Professor
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2004 - 2005
Former Clerk
Honorable Richard S. Arnold, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Former Law Practitioner
Stoel Rivers Limited Liability Partnership
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
Former Notes Editor
Harvard Women's Law Journal
Committee on Oversight and Reform, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on Financial Services, United States House of Representatives