Katie Hill

Politician

Nationality: American Born: August 25, 1987

Alan Alexander Milne, better known as A. A. Milne, was an author and poet from England, who was particularly famous for being the creator of the character Winnie the Pooh. Milne was educated at the University of Cambridge and initially worked as a playwright; however it was as the writer of Winnie the Pooh in 1926 that he became famous. It was followed up by The House at Pooh Corner two year later. Other than that, he was a prolific writer who wrote children’s short story and poetry collections, newspaper columns, plays and had also been a columnist for the popular magazine Punch.
Playing nice isn't really something that's in my vocabulary. I just do what I think is right.
On the campaign trail, having to explain what bisexuality is to people was pretty unbelievable. People were like, 'But you're married to a man.'
There is no comparison to me and Nancy Pelosi. On most of the issues I'm going to be more progressive, but I'm going to look at it from the lens of what is best for my community.
A lot of people told me I should be quiet about being bisexual and not say anything, but for me this is a part of my identity.
We need to look through the lens of disparities whether it's with health or housing or other issues for the LGBTQ community. It's beyond just marriage, right? We need to get into that mindset in terms of where are these disparities and how do we address them.
Anyone who knows anything about coming out knows that this is something you would never do for the support and a small check from a random organization.
I've been so impressed with the kinds of thoughtful questions that I've gotten from young people, from Girl Scouts, from teenagers.
I think the truth is most people don't want to hear about policy. They want to hear, 'I understand what you're going through, and you can trust me to fight for you and what you care about.' But we can do both - fight for policy and resonate with people at the same time.
On both sides of my family, my grandparents grew up in total poverty and came to California during the Great Depression. The only way they were able to work their way out of that was by joining the military, which is how they both went on to be able to go to college.
When I was a kid, both my mom and my dad worked night shifts, so we would spend a lot of time at my grandfather's house. He taught at UCLA and was just really into history. Before bed, when other kids heard fairy tales, he would tell us about the American founding fathers and the beginning of democracy.
I'm someone who believes that all political campaigns need to be grassroots-driven. Commercials can only get you so far. Mail can only get you far. You need to have people on the ground talking about you and why they care.
I think a lot of politicians want to focus on the things that make them qualified for the job; the truth is no one's ready for the job of member of Congress until you're there.