Katie Hill Bio, Wiki
Katie Hill is an American politician and social services administrator from Santa Clarita, California. Hill is serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 25th congressional district.
Hill is a member of the Democratic Party and defeated incumbent Republican Steve Knight, who had held the office since 2014, in the November 6, 2018, general election. She is the former Executive Director of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a statewide non-profit organization working to end homelessness throughout California.
On October 27, 2019, after days of media reports of alleged sexual indiscretions with staffers, Katie announced her impending resignation from Congress.
Katie Hill Age | How Old Is Katie Hill?
Hill was born Katherine Lauren Hill on August 25, 1987 in Abilene, Texas, United States (she is 35 years old as of 2022.) She celebrates her birthday on 25th August every year.
Katie Hill Height
Hill stands at height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and has a weight of 70 Kg.
Katie Hill Family
Hill was born in Abilene, Texas and grew up in the Saugus section of Santa Clarita, California. She is the daughter of Rachel Hill and Mike Hill. Her mother is a local registered nurse and her father is a police lieutenant.
Katie Hill Husband
Hill got married to Kenny Heslep, an artist in July 2010. The couple reside in Agua Dulce, California, on their farm where they foster rescue animals. She also rents an apartment in Washington D.C. with fellow freshman representative Lauren Underwood.
Katie Hill Divorce
In 2019, Heslep filed for divorce. Hill and Heslep, who were married for 9 years, have been embroiled in divorce proceedings since last June. Hill claimed that Kenny was “abusive” toward her and blamed him for the naked photograph showing her brushing the hair of a campaign staffer that was released to RedState in October, 2019.
On October 25, 2019 Hill’s husband claims he got jobs at non-profit where she worked because of her ‘influence’. He also said Hill “told me that she wanted me to stay at home and care for our household. [Hill] told me that she did not like to do household chores and duties and wanted me to stay at home and do those things while she worked,” the complaint states.
Katie Hill Partner/ Baby
Hill has been with her new partner Alex Thomas for a while now and in the beginning of 2022 they welcomed their first son, Finn.
Katie Hill Bisexual
Katie Hill is bisexual. She came out as bisexual after high school. Hill is California’s first openly bisexual person to be elected to Congress.
Katie Hill Net Worth
Katie’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million $5 million.
Katie Hill Salary
Hill earned an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000 annually.
Katie Hill Education
Hill attended public schools in the Santa Clarita Valley before attending California State University, Northridge, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Public Administration.
Katie Hill Earlier Career
Katie Hill began her career as a policy advocate at People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), a non-profit organization developing affordable and supportive services for the homeless in California.
She later became the Executive Director for PATH, and raised the organization from a local force in Los Angeles County to one of the largest non-profit providers of homes for the homeless in California.
She helped pass a ballot initiative, Measure H, during spring of 2017 to help alleviate homelessness by providing $1.2 billion in funds for homeless services in Los Angeles County.
Katie Hill Elections
On March 8, 2017, Katie Hill announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives for California’s 25th congressional district, her home district, challenging incumbent Steve Knight, a Republican who had held the office since 2014. Knight won re-election in 2016, despite Hillary Clinton carrying the district by 7%.
Hill received the second most votes in the 2018 California state primary election, advancing her to the November 6, 2018, general election, where she faced incumbent Republican Representative Steve Knight. The congressional race was listed as a “competitive race” by The Washington Post and a “toss up” by The Cook Political Report.
Katie Hill was the subject of a documentary-style series of episodes that have been airing on the HBO show Vice News Tonight.The series has documented the Hill campaign as the “most millennial campaign ever” for Congress.
Vice News Tonight reportedly planned on doing a follow-up episode regarding her advancement to the general election. In the weeks leading up to the midterm election, Hill was endorsed by former president Barack Obama, who also attended a campaign event in Southern California leading up to the election.
Katie Hill Tenure
Before the start of the 116th Congress, Katie Hill and Colorado freshman U.S. Representative Joe Neguse were chosen as the freshman class representatives for the Democratic Caucus.
Katie Hill Political positions
Hill has stated that her top issues in the race are addressing healthcare, rebuilding the middle class with policies that address income inequality and affordable housing, and getting big money out of politics.
She reportedly ran a “grassroots” campaign that didn’t accept money from corporate political action committees. In the first quarter of 2018, she raised over $400,000, bringing her total to $1,092,025 raised, with more than 9,800 individual contributions and more than 5,100 individual donors.
She supports comprehensive immigration reform while working towards greater funding and security along the southern border to counter primarily illegal drug trafficking and other various crimes. She also supports some form of physical barrier along certain areas of the southern border.
Katie Hill Affair
In October 2019 the right wing website RedState published allegations that Katie Hill was involved in an extramarital affair with her campaign finance manager. Katie denied the allegations, saying that her estranged husband, whom she described as “abusive”, was doing everything he could to humiliate her, and that her political opponents were exploiting a private matter for political gain.
She reached out to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi to deny the allegations. Redstate also published Hill’s nude photos as part of the story. Hill said that the U.S. Capitol Police opened an investigation in to who may have leaked the photos.
On October 23, 2019, the House Ethics Committee announced that it would conduct an investigation into the allegations against Hill. On that same day, Katie Hill sent an email to constituents in which she admitted to an “inappropriate relationship” with a campaign staffer before becoming a congresswoman (hence out of scope of the Congressional investigation) and promised to cooperate with the Congressional ethics investigation regarding allegations of wrongdoing as a Member of Congress.
On October 27, 2019, she announced via Twitter that she would resign from Congress. Hill stated “this is the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but I believe it is the best thing for my constituents, my community and our country.”
Katie Hill Bankruptcy
In 2022, Hill filed for bankruptcy protection after she lost the case about the publication of intimate photos without her consent and was ordered to pay to pay the attorneys fee to a British tabloid and two conservative journalists that was about $220,000.
If she wins the bankruptcy case she will not have to pay the fees to the defendants.