Top Issues: Economy & Taxes, Healthcare, Anti-Corruption, Reproductive Rights, Environment, Gun Reform
Election Outlook: Cook Political Report rating: Solid D.
Rep. Katie Porter has some advantages in this four-way race: A recent poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows her leading the field, and she’s been endorsed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. She’s also a solid fundraiser, though still falling behind the frontrunner, Rep. Adam Schiff. In this top-two primary, we’re hoping two Democratic women—Rep. Porter and Rep. Barbara Lee—make it into the runoff, though a Democratic self-funder and any potential Republican candidate will complicate that even further.
Current Elected Offices: US Representative, CA-47
Years in Office: 2019-Present
Committees: Ranking Member: Subcommittee on Health Care and Financial Services; Committees: Natural Resources; Oversight and Reform; Joint Economic; Subcommittees: Federal Lands; Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries; National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs
Major Legislation: Mental Health Justice Act; Help America Run Act
Profession: Consumer Law Professor
Work Experience: Professor, University of California, Irvine School of Law; Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Law; Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Project Director, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Business Bankruptcy Project; Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Education: BA, Yale University; JD, Harvard Law School
Did you know?
In 2012, Katie was appointed by then Attorney General Kamala Harris to ensure distribution of California’s share of a $25 billion national mortgage foreclosure settlement.