In 2018, Katie Porter defeated a two-term incumbent 52– 48% as Orange County, California, swung heavily from its Republican moorings to the Democrats. She was the first Democrat to represent the district.
While she won more easily in 2020, a 2022 redistricting plan would make the district less Democratic and could jeopardize her reelection.
Before heading to Congress, she was a consumer protection attorney, spending nearly 20 years fighting powerful interests and Wall Street banks on behalf of consumers and families.
Congresswoman Porter has been a stalwart advocate for our issues, voting to pause development of the new intercontinental ballistic missile, to prohibit military action against Iran without congressional authorization, and reverse wasteful increases to the Pentagon budget.
Using her positions on the committees on Natural Resources and Oversight and Reform, Rep. Porter has gained notice for her pointed questioning of officials during congressional hearings. Recently, she has been focused on investigating waste, fraud and abuse in the nuclear weapons complex and seeking justice and accountability for those affected by the legacy of U.S. nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands.