Biography

Biography

Kevin McCarty was elected to the California State Assembly in 2014 to represent the 7th Assembly District, which includes Sacramento, West Sacramento and parts of unincorporated Sacramento County.

McCarty serves as Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, which oversees the largest component of California’s multi-billion dollar budget. As Chair, McCarty made historic investments in public education including expanding access to preschool for low and middle income families, providing greater career technical education programs, and increasing student enrollment at our public colleges and universities.  

Other legislative priorities for Assemblymember McCarty include addressing housing affordability, fighting climate change, championing criminal justice reform, curbing gun violence, tackling the opioid crisis and advocating for the middle class.

McCarty began his public service career as a Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Commissioner and served on the Sacramento City Council from 2004 to 2014. As a Councilmember, he created innovative youth programs and wrote common-sense gun laws, tackled sub-standard rental housing, and crafted clean air policies. He created Sacramento’s Little Saigon district, the City’s Whistleblower Hotline program, and the Independent Auditor department.

A lifelong Sacramentan, McCarty went to local public schools, attended American River College, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from CSU Long Beach and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from CSU Sacramento.

McCarty and his wife live in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Sacramento with their twin daughters.

Like, follow and connect with Assemblymember McCarty on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: @AsmKevinMcCarty

(Revised 07/2019)

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Since 2014, Kevin McCarty represents the 7th Assembly District including Sacramento, West Sacramento and parts of unincorporated Sacramento County. As the Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, he helps oversee the largest component of California’s multi-billion dollar budget. Other legislative priorities include housing affordability, climate change, criminal justice reform, curbing gun violence, the opioid crisis and advocating for the middle class.

A lifelong Sacramentan, McCarty began his public service career as a Housing and Redevelopment Commissioner, then served on the Sacramento City Council from 2004-2014. After going to American River College, he’s earned a B.A. in Political Science (CSU Long Beach), and a M.A. in Public Policy and Administration (CSU Sacramento). McCarty and his wife live in the Elmhurst neighborhood with their twin daughters.

Like, follow, and connect with Assemblymember McCarty on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @AsmKevinMcCarty

(Revised 07/2019)

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