A fighter for California working families
Katie Hill is a community leader and fighter who ran for Congress to expand economic opportunity for hardworking California families. The daughter of a police officer and a nurse, Katie volunteered in a local hospital as a college student to learn about nursing — but her experience comforting patients and their families inspired her to pursue a career tackling the problems that health care alone couldn’t fix. She joined an organization that serves members of her community experiencing homelessness and she was instrumental in its growth into a statewide organization, and most recently served as Deputy CEO and Executive Director. In this role, she oversaw hundreds of government contracts and partnered with public and private agencies across the state to better serve the needs of the most vulnerable Californians. This experience makes her perfectly suited to be a good steward of California tax dollars and smart government spending. A lifelong resident of California’s 25th Congressional District, Katie lives in Agua Dulce with her husband on their farm for rescue animals.
A champion for expanding economic opportunity
Katie ran to expand economic opportunity, to help create good-paying jobs, and to fight for California's working families. She champions policies that give all Californians the chance to thrive. As a lifelong Californian, Katie knows firsthand how seriously high housing costs threaten Golden State families' economic security, and she will fight tirelessly to increase housing affordability for working families. Katie is a powerful advocate for increasing all Californians’ access to health care, and through her life’s work serving people experiencing homelessness she has seen how health care — including mental health care services and addiction treatment — can transform the lives of the most vulnerable members of our communities. Katie is fighting back against Republicans’ attempts to undo the progress we’ve worked so hard to make — and she works tirelessly to move California forward for all working families.
A victory that turned a red seat blue
Katie successfully challenged incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Knight by running a strong grassroots campaign. The EMILY’s List community is proud to support this champion for California working families.