Kevin McCarthy   REPUBLICAN

 Kevin McCarthy biography:
Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy is a fourth-generation Kern County resident. His great-grandfather, Jeremiah McCarthy, became a Kern County cattle rancher in 1883.
Assemblyman McCarthy is an entrepreneur. He created his first business before age 21 (Kevin O's Deli) and later sold it to help fund his college education.
Prior to running for the Assembly, he served as the District Director for Congressman Bill Thomas (R-Bakersfield), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
He was elected on November 7, 2000 to serve as a Trustee on the Kern Community College District Board. The multi-campus Kern Community College District serves an area of approximately 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino Counties. Geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, the Kern District serves a population base of about 700,000 with an enrollment of 22,500 and an annual operating budget of approximately $82 million.
Assemblyman McCarthy has appeared as a guest commentator on numerous national media shows such as CNN, MTV, Politically Incorrect and FOX 24 Hours News Network. He was selected as one of ten future leaders under the age of 40, by the American Council of Young Leaders, to be part of the delegation trip to China.
Since 1998, Kevin McCarthy has served on the Board of the Health Professions Education foundation, appointed by Governor Pete Wilson. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Kern County Economic Opportunity Corporation, Head Start and the Kern County Food Bank.
McCarthy was selected by Governor George W. Bush to speak and serve as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
Assemblyman McCarthy received both his undergraduate and Masters in Business Administration from California State University, Bakersfield.
Kevin and his wife, Judy, have two children, Conner (6) and Meghan (4). He was first elected to represent the people of the 32nd Assembly District in 2002.
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