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The U.S. Congressman for California's 22nd congressional district (since 2007).


Kevin McCarthy Biography



Kevin McCarthy (born January 26, 1965) is the Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives, having served in that position since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Congressman for California's 22nd congressional district (since 2007). He previously served two terms in the California State Assembly, including two years as the Republican Floor Leader.


Early life, education and career

Born in Bakersfield, California, McCarthy is a fourth-generation resident of Kern County. McCarthy opened his first business, Kevin O's Deli, at the age of 21 to raise money to go to California State University, Bakersfield, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in marketing in 1989 and Master of Business Administration in 1994. McCarthy ran several other small businesses prior to his entry into the political field. From 1999 to 2001 McCarthy served as Chairman of the Young Republican National Federation. From the late 1990s until 2002, McCarthy served as the District Director for U.S. Congressman Bill Thomas, the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.


California State Assembly

In 2002, McCarthy was elected to the State Assembly with 76% of the vote to represent the heavily-Republican 22nd District. In 2003, he was unanimously elected Assembly Republican Leader, effective January 2004, becoming the first freshman Assembly member and the first Kern County legislator to hold the post. In November 2004, McCarthy was re-elected to the Assembly with 79% of the vote. In his role as party leader, McCarthy attempted to portray himself as a working for bipartisan reform. He made business policies, especially those affecting small proprietorships and partnerships, one of his primary issues. He also worked closely with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.


U.S. House of Representatives

As a freshman, McCarthy was appointed to the Republican Steering Committee. In 2008, Republican Leader John Boehner asked him to serve as Chairman of the Republican Platform Committee during the committee's meetings in Minneapolis in August 2008, which produced the Republican Party Platform for 2008. McCarthy is also one of the three founding members of the GOP Young Guns Program. On November 17, 2010, he was selected by the House Republican Caucus to be the House Majority Whip in the 112th Congress.


Personal life

McCarthy and his wife Judy have two children. They are lifelong residents of Bakersfield. In 2000, McCarthy was elected as a Trustee on the Kern Community College District Board. McCarthy also served on the Board of Directors for Community Action Partnership of Kern.



Source: wikipedia


September 12th, 2011

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