Kevin McCarthy
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Kevin McCarthy


United States House of Representatives CA-23

(202) 225-2908


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Washington, D.C.
2468 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
Bakersfield District Office
4100 Empire Drive Suite 150
Bakersfield, CA. 93309
United States House of Representatives
2421 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC. 20515
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Kevin McCarthy

United States House of Representatives CA-23
Years of Age
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Kevin Owen McCarthy (born January 26, 1965) is an American politician serving as House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representatives since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as House Majority Leader from 2014 to 2019. He was the U.S. Representative for California's 22nd Congressional District from 2007 to 2012 and has served in the 23rd District since 2013 after re-districting. The district is based in Bakersfield and includes large sections of Kern and Tulare counties, as well as part of the Quartz Hill community in northwest Los Angeles County. He was formerly chairman of the California Young Republicans and the Young Republican National Federation. McCarthy was a representative in the California State Assembly from 2002 to 2006, the last two years as Minority Leader. He ran successfully for Congress in 2006. McCarthy was elected to House leadership in his second term as Republican Chief Deputy Whip from 2009 to 2011. When the Republicans took control of the House in 2011, he became House Majority Whip from 2011 until August 2014, when he was elected House Majority Leader to replace the outgoing Eric Cantor, who was defeated in his primary election.When the Republicans lost their majority in the 2018 midterm elections, and Speaker Paul Ryan retired, McCarthy was elected as House Minority Leader in January 2019, making him the first California Republican to hold the post. While as House Majority Leader he was second-in-command to the Speaker, as Minority Leader he is the leader of the House Republicans.During his time as House Majority Leader and Minority Leader, McCarthy was a staunch defender of President Donald Trump.



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California State University, Bakersfield
California State University at Bakersfield
BS Marketing
1987 - 1989
Bakersfield College
1984 - 1985

Past Positions

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Minority Leader
United States House of Representatives
2019 - Current
Majority Leader
United States House of Representatives
2014 - 2019
Majority Whip
United States House of Representatives
2011 - 2014
Chief Deputy Whip
United States House of Representatives
2008 - 2011
United States House of Representatives, California
2007 - Current
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2003 - 2006
Minority Floor Leader
California State Assembly
2004 - 2006
Former Assistant Whip
United States House of Representatives
District Director
Representative Bill Thomas, United States House of Representatives
1987 - 2002
Former Owner
Kevin O's
Bakersfield Batting Range

Other Experience

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Kern Community College District
2000 - 2002
Young Republican National Federation, Incorporated
1999 - 2001
Board Member
First Book
Board Member
Kern Economic Opportunity Corporation
Board Member
Community Action Partnership of Kern
Board Member
Kern County Food Bank
Board Member
Head Start
Pledge to America Project
Republican Party Platform
Executive Director
McCarthy Foundation
Former Coach
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
House Republican Steering Committee
Rotary Club
Central Committee, Kern County Republican Party

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Largest Contributors

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Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics