Kevin McCarthy is a Representative from California. Born in Bakersfield, CA, in 1965, he attended Bakersfield College from 1984-1985, earned his B.S. from California State University in 1989, and earned his M.B.A. from California State University in 1994.
He worked on staff for United States Representative William Thomas of California from 1987-2002 and was a member of the California state assembly from 2002-2007, serving as minority leader from 2004-2006.
He was elected to the 110th and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2007-present). He served as majority whip (112th and 113th Congresses) and majority leader (113th and 114th Congresses).