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Kevin McCarty

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Assembly Democrat

District 6, Sacramento

Time in office

Assembly: 2014—Present

Background

Councilmember / Preschool Advocate

This legislator leads on...

K-12 education Issues

Higher education Issues

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Kevin McCarty has taken at least $1.6 million from the Labor sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 40% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 4510
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0006; (916) 319-2006

District office(s)

915 L Street, Suite 110, Sacramento, CA 95814; (916) 324-4676

Biographical information

Birth Place

Washington, DC

Race/Ethnicity

African-American

Residence

Sacramento, CA

Gender

Male

Born

January 6, 1972

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Kevin McCarty has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Labor
$1,598,009 $1.6 M 40%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$302,149 $302k 8%
Health
$244,061 $244k 6%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$240,852 $240k 6%
General Business
$158,069 $158k 4%
Candidate Contributions
$127,934 $127k 3%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$109,574 $109k 3%
Communications & Electronics
$109,500 $109k 3%
Energy & Natural Resources
$63,205 $63k 2%
Party
$57,352 $57k 1%
Ideology/Single Issue
$56,157 $56k 1%
Transportation
$34,400 $34k <1%
Agriculture
$33,492 $33k <1%
Construction
$27,649 $27k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$18,465 $18k <1%
Defense
$100 $100 <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Budget
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Oversees Assembly consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees.
Business and Professions
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Bills involving new regulatory entities within the Department of Consumer Affairs; elimination of regulatory entities within the DCA; health care professional licensing; Veterinarian licensing; Occupational licensing; Vocational education; Department of General Services; Product labeling
Education
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Bills involving K12 education.
Governmental Organization
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Bills involving alcohol, Indian gaming, horseracing, gambling, tobacco, public records, open meetings laws, state holidays, outdoor advertising and emergency services/natural disasters.
Health
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Bills involving health care, health insurance, Medi-Cal and other public health care programs, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long-term health care facilities.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

90%
2021
American Civil Liberties Union
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The ACLU has major chapters in Northern California and Southern California and advocates on criminal justice, free speech and other issues.
18%
2022
California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
98%
2021
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
100%
2021
California Labor Federation
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The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
100%
2022
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
100%
2021
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
100%
2021
Equality California
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Equality California says it has more than 900,000 members and is the largest statewide organization of its kind. It advocates for equal rights and other issues of concern to the LGBTQ community.
D-
2022
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.
80%
2022
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Assembly District 6 demographics

Assembly District 6 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
51%
47%
GOP
20%
24%
No party
21%
23%

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2022 General
D

Kevin McCarty (Incumbent)

Democratic
65.6%
R

Cathy Cook

Republican
34.4%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

State Justice Department hasn’t probed — or even logged — all police shootings of possibly unarmed people

By Nigel Duara, January 26, 2023

UC housing problem persists for graduate students

By Mikhail Zinshteyn, January 17, 2023

Reversal of fortune: Gov. Newsom outlines plan to deal with budget deficit

By Alexei Koseff, January 10, 2023

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