Kevin McCarty (born 1972) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 7th Assembly District, which encompasses a portion of the Sacramento metropolitan area.
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 7th district
|Assumed office |
December 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Roger Dickinson|
|Born||January 6, 1972|
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||California State University, Long Beach (BA)|
California State University, Sacramento (MA)
McCarty is a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2014, he served on the Sacramento City Council representing the 6th district, which includes part of the eastern and southeastern parts of the city.
McCarty graduated with a bachelor degree in political science from CSU Long Beach and has a master's degree in public policy and administration from Sacramento State. Before his service as an elected official, McCarty served as Policy Director to former California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante, and as an Assembly Budget Committee consultant to then-Assemblywoman Denise Moreno Ducheny. While on the City Council, McCarty worked as a legislative advocate for Preschool California.
6th City Council DistrictEdit
McCarty served on the Sacramento City Council from 2004-2014. Representing many of Sacramento's older neighborhoods, McCarty advocated for safe housing, inspections of Sacramento's numerous rental housing units, gun control, and the creation of after-school programs. Council member McCarty along with Darrell Fong voted against a $257 million subsidy to develop a downtown entertainment and sports complex for the Sacramento Kings.
7th Assembly DistrictEdit
In 2014, incumbent Democrat Assemblyman Roger Dickinson ran for the California State Senate, leaving the California's 7th Assembly Districtvacant. McCarty ran again and this time was successful, defeating fellow Sacramento City Councilman Steve Cohn.
In the 2004 election, McCarty faced John Boyd, the director of Shriners Hospital for Children. McCarty defeated him by a 62% to 38% margin.
McCarty did not face any opposition in his 2008 reelection bid. He did gain notoriety as the lone city councilman who declined to take sides in the mayoral primary between Heather Fargo and Kevin Johnson. However, by the general election, he decided to support Fargo's unsuccessful reelection bid.
2010 Assembly bidEdit
In 2012, McCarty was challenged by information technology manager Mitch Netto. He easily won in the primary election by a 3 to 1 margin.
In 2014, McCarty was elected to represent California's 7th Assembly District, defeating fellow Sacramento City Councilmember Steve Cohn.
|Democratic||Kevin McCarty (incumbent)||69,901||99.5|
|Republican||Ryan K. Brown (write-in)||254||0.4|
|Libertarian||Janine Kloss (write-in)||51||0.1|
|Republican||Ralph Merletti (write-in)||43||0.1|
|Democratic||Kevin McCarty (incumbent)||111,112||69.8|
|Republican||Ryan K. Brown||48,097||30.2|
|Democratic||Kevin McCarty (incumbent)||63,705||99.6|
|Republican||Scott Schmidt (write-in)||237||0.4|
|Democratic||Kevin McCarty (incumbent)||107,849||71.3|
|Democratic||Kevin McCarty (incumbent)||43,957||100%|
- "Your Council Member: Councilmember Kevin McCarty". City of Sacramento. 2012. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Our Staff: Kevin McCarty, Legislative Advocate". Preschool California. Retrieved November 2, 2012.
- "Biography". Official Website - Assemblymember Kevin McCarty Representing the 7th California Assembly District. November 3, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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