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, early childhood education, career technical education and increased the number of students enrolled in California’s Community College, CSU and UC systems.

Other legislative priorities for Assemblymember McCarty include: expanding health care access, fighting climate change, championing criminal justice reform, curbing gun violence, tackling poverty and advocating for the middle class.

McCarty previously 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 the Sacramento Little Saigon district and helped establish the City Whistleblower Hotline program and the Independent Auditor department.

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

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