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Who is Kevin McCarthy?
Kevin McCarthy (Kevin Owen McCarthy) is an American politician, currently, he is serving as House Minority Leader in the United States House of Representative. He has been serving since 2019, he is a member of the Republican Party. Prior he was working as the Majority Leader from 2014 until 2019. In 2007, he became the US Representative of California’s 22nd Congressional District. As the Representative he served as the 23rd District. His District is based in Bakersfield and includes major parts of the Kern and Tulare counties and also some part of the Quart Hill community in the northwest Los Angeles County.
Kevin is a former chairman of the California Young Republican and Young Republican National Federation. 2002 he was elected as a member of the California State Assembly, where he served until 2006. During his last two years at the State Assembly, he served as the Leader of Minority.
In 2006 he was elected to the House leadership in his second term as a Republican Chief Deputy Whip from 2009 to 2011. In 2011 he became the majority whip, the position he held until August 2014. After that, he elected as the House Majority Leader to take over from Eric Cantor, who was voted out during the primaries.
In 2019, he was elected as the Minority Leader after the Republicans lost their majority in the 2018 mid-election, where he was the first California Republican to hold the position. During his tenure as both Minority and Majority, he was a strong supporter of Donald Trump. After Joe Biden Won the 2020 election, McCarthy made false claims that Donald had won the election and took part in an effort to overturn the 2020 election.
He began working for Congressman Bill Thomas from 1987 to 2002. In 1995 he became the new Chairman of the California Young Republicans. After that, he became the Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation from 1999 to 2001. In the late 1990s, he was Thomas’s district director. In 2000 he was elected for the first time as the Kern Community College District trustee. 2002 he was voted into California State Assembly where he was the floor leader. After that, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2006.
elected as the 8th term with 62.1 % of the votes, where the Democratic challenger received only 37.9% of the votes.
Kevin McCarthy’s Age
He was born on January 26th, 1965, and currently, he is aged 56 years.
Kevin McCarthy’s Family
He was born in Bakersfield, California to Robert Darlene and Owen McCarthy. His mother was a homemaker while his father was assistant fire chief. However both of his parents have already died, his paternal grandfather was Irish, and his maternal grandfather was an Italian immigrant
Much is not known about his siblings, but we will update it as soon as possible.
Kevin McCarthy’s Education
He attended California State University Bakersfield where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of science in marketing in 1989. In 1994, he went ahead and did his master’s degree in Business Administration 1994.
Kevin McCarthy’s Spouse
He got married to his long-time girlfriend Judy McCarthy, the couple got tied the knot in 1992. However much is not known about their love life, but the two resides in Bakersfield
Kevin McCarthy’s Kid’s
The couple has kids, however much is not known about them.
Serving as U.S House Representative
In 2006, he was elected for his first time as California’s 22nd District after Bill Thomas who was his former boss who had just retired. Moreover, Kevin won the three way-way Republican primary, during the primaries he won with 85% of the votes and in the general election, he won with 70. 7 % of the vote cast. In the 2008 election he runs unopposed for his second time, during 2010 election no party placed a challenger, however, he had opposition from a write-in candidate, he won the election with 98.8 %.
During the redistricting before the 2012 election, his district was renumbered as the 23rd district. The results were more compact where they lost the Central Coast while picking up large parts of the Tulare County. The district was a strong Republican as its predecessor and won his fourth term with 73.8% where the democrat got only 26.8 % of the casted votes. However, in 2014 the Democrats placed a candidate to face Kevin in the 2014 election. Kevin won the election with 74.8 % being elected for his fifth term.
In 2016 he was elected for the 6th time, this time he was elected 69.2 % of the vote cast while the democratic candidate got 30% of the votes. After that, he was elected for his seventh term in 2018 with 64.3 % of the votes. This time he was facing Tattiana Matta a democratic candidate who received 35.7 % of the votes.
However, in 2018, the Republicans lost their majority in the house. After losing, he was elected as the minority leader. As a Majority leader, he was second-in-command after the speaker but as the minority, he is the leader of the House of the Republicans. In 2020, he was
Kevin McCarthy’s Height
He stands at 6ft 3 inches
Kevin McCarthy’s Net Worth
He has a net worth of $ 300k
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