Katherine “Katie” Porter is a politician, lawyer and law professor who is serving since 2023 as a US representative from California’s 47th congressional district. Porter is a democrat who has previously represented the 45th congressional district from 2019 to 2023. Porter is a graduate from Yale University and Harvard Law School and has taught law at several reputed universities. From surviving an abusive marriage to becoming the first Democrat to represent the 45th district, Porter has since marked many achievements in her life. Katie Porter net worth 2023 stands somewhere in between 1 to 5 million dollars, though the exact figure is not known. Check out more interesting details about the politician here in this article.
Katie Porter Salary & Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$1 – $5 million (est.)|
|Katie Porter Salary||Estimated around $174,000|
Katie Porter Personal Biography
Katie Porter was born on 3 January 1974 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Liz Porter and Dan Porter. Her father was a farmer-turned-banker while her mother was a founder of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. Katie grew up on a farm and graduated from Phillips Academy. Later Porter attended Yale University and majored in American studies. She graduate in 1996.
Porter married Matthew Hoffman in 2003 and together they have three children. Her husband was abusive to her, both physically and mentally, and on this base Porter filed for divorce in 2013. She opened up about it in her campaign and said that Hoffman punched her, shoved their one-year-old daughter across the kitchen, threatened to kill himself and insulted her family as well. Porter is now a single mother with custody of their children.
|Full name||Katherine Moore Porter|
|Years active (in office)||2019 – present|
|Education||Yale College (BA), Harvard University (JD)|
|Place of birth||Fort Dodge, Iowa, U.S.|
|Date of birth||January 3, 1974|
|Spouse||Matthew Hoffman (2003 – 2013)|
|No. of children||3|
|Residence||Irvine, California, US|
|Parents||Liz Porter (mother) Dan Porter (father)|
Early Career of Katie Porter
Katie started her career as a law clerk when she started working for Judge Richard S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals. Other than this, she also practiced with the law firm of Stoel Rives LLP in Portland, Oregon. Porter was also the project director for the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges’ Business Bankruptcy Project. She even has served as the associate professor of law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Law.
Porter later joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Law as an associate professor in 2005, and became a full professor there in 2011. She became a tenured professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law in the same year. In 2012, California Attorney General Kamala Harris appointed Porter as the state’s independent monitor of banks in a nationwide $25 billion mortgage settlement. She entered into politics and ran for House of Representatives in 2018.
Porter in the US House of Representatives
Katie Porter ran for the United States House of Representatives in the 2018 elections. Her opponent was two-term incumbent Republican Mimi Walters in California’s 45th congressional district whom she defeated with 53.5% of the vote. With this, Porter also become the first Democrat to represent the 45th district or its predecessors since its establishment in 1953.
Porter ran for reelection to a second term and won to Raths’s 46.5%. With this, she again created history to became the first non-Hispanic Democrat in 38 years to win a second term in an Orange County-based district. Porter was re-elected in California’s 47th congressional district in 2022, defeating Republican nominee Scott Baugh with 51.6% of the vote.
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2024 United States Senate Campaign for California
In January 2023, Porter announced her 2024 campaign for Senator Dianne Feinstein’s seat, who has still not announced her candidacy. Senator Feinstein is the United States Senator from California since 10 November 1992 and is currently the longest serving female Senator in American history and also the oldest currently serving woman Senator. Porter will be running for her seat in the 2024 elections who announced her official candidacy after much media speculation. If Porter wins the election, she will become the fourth woman US Senator from California and the second congresswoman elected to the Senate to represent California after Boxer.
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Frequently Asked Questions
$1 – $5 million (approx)
Porter has practiced law, directed law-related projects and also worked as associate professor of law before entering the politics.
Porter’s husband Matthew Hoffman used to abuse her physically and mentally following which she divorced him in 2013.