The coming battle for control of Congress in 2018 has a new combatant, one that would bring significant experience in the mortgage space to the House of Representatives.
Katie Porter, who served as California’s independent monitor in the nationwide $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement from 2012 to 2014 and boasts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. as a mentor, announced that she is running for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2018.
Porter is challenging Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., who currently holds the seat for the Orange County’s 45th district.
Porter, who is currently a professor of law at the University of California-Irvine, attended Harvard Law School, studying under Warren before Warren ran for Senate.