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Kevin McCarthy


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-2002 Republican AD-32 78229 Win
11-02-2004 Republican AD-32 129510 Win
11-07-2006 Republican CD-22 133278 Win
11-04-2008 Republican CD-22 224549 Win
11-02-2010 Republican CD-22 173490 Win
11-06-2012 Republican CD-23 158161 Win
11-04-2014 Republican CD-23 100317 Win
11-08-2016 Republican CD-23 167116 Win
11-06-2018 Republican CD-23 131113 Win
11-03-2020 Republican CD-23 190222 Win
11-08-2022 Republican CD-20 0

Candidate Biography:

Kevin Owen McCarthy
Born: January 26, 1965 in Bakersfield, CA
Married: Judy (m. 1992)
Children: Connor and Meghan

1988-1989: Assembly Fellow, Assemblyman Tom Bates
2000-2002: District Director, Congressman Bill Thomas
2000-2002: Trustee, Kern Community College District Board
2004-2006: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2011-2014: Republican Whip, US House of Representatives
2012: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2014-2018: Majority Leader, US House of Representatives
2015: Early Candidate for Speaker of the House of Representatives (Withdrew)
2016: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2019-Present: Minority Leader, US House of Representatives

  • 2016 Trump Delegate
  • Before being elected to Congress, McCarthy had filed to run for Lieutenant Governor in 2010.
  • On the morning of October 8, 2015, at a a caucus meeting (at which he was expected to be elected the Republican nominee for House Speaker), McCarthy withdrew from the race, explaining "Over the last week it has become clear to me that our Conference is deeply divided and needs to unite behind one leader... I have always put this Conference ahead of myself. Therefore I am withdrawing my candidacy for Speaker of the House." Payl Ryan was elected Speaker, assuming that office on October 29th.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2003-04)