CA-45: Katie Porter (D)

About the District

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About Katie: 

As a Consumer Protection Attorney, Katie Porter has spent nearly twenty years fighting powerful interests and Wall Street banks on behalf of consumers and families. She’s a national leader in consumer protection and has won big victories against financial institutions who cheat consumers.

Before the housing bubble burst, Katie was one of the first to sound the alarm about Wall Street’s predatory practices targeting homeowners, winning recognition from the New York Times and many others.

In 2012, then California Attorney General Kamala Harris appointed Katie to be California’s watchdog against the banks. The banks had promised to pay billions to homeowners they cheated, and Harris appointed Katie to make sure the banks followed through. Katie and her team held the banks’ feet to the fire, securing over $18 billion and helping tens of thousands of families move forward with their lives.

As an advocate, Katie has sought reforms that help families get a fair shake in our economy. She has been a key player in the fight against abusive credit card fees and, in 2010, helped pass important federal credit card protections for families. She has written three books that document how Washington special interests skew our laws and cut off the legal rights of families who play by the rules.

Katie’s is a mom to three wonderful children. They live in Irvine, where she is a long-time Cubmaster in her sons’ cub scout pack. Katie is a tenured Professor of Law at University of California Irvine and teaches consumer law.

The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.

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