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Kevin McCarty


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2014 Democratic AD-07 46983 Win
11-08-2016 Democratic AD-07 111112 Win
11-06-2018 Democratic AD-07 107849 Win
11-03-2020 Democratic AD-07 149083 Win
11-08-2022 Democratic AD-06 98656 Win

Candidate Biography:

Kevin Michael McCarty
Born: January 6, 1972 in Washington, DC
Married: Leticia Garcia
Children: Victoria and Barbara (twins)

1990s: Consultant, Assembly Budget Committee
2000s: Policy Director, Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante
2004-2014: Member, Sacramento City Council
2010: Primary Candidate for AD-09 (Lost; 34.62%)
2020: Proponent, Proposition 17 [Restoration of Vote After Prison Term] (Passed; 58.6%)
2024: Primary Candidate for Mayor of Sacramento (Pending)

  • CLOSE CONTEST: McCarty lost the 2010 Primary to Roger Dickinson by 202 votes (0.5%).
  • LEGISLATION: Principal author (with Assemblymembers Ash Kalra, Alex T. Lee, and Isaac Bryan) of AB 1577 (2022) which would have allowed legislative staff to form a union and engage in collective bargaining. (Died in Assembly Public Employment and Retirement Committee)
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 656 (2023) which would allow the California State University to award doctorate degrees. PENDING

Source: California Assembly Handbook (2015)