Candidate, U.S. House California District 20
Kevin is a fourth-generation resident of Kern County. The grandson of a cattle rancher and the son of a firefighter, he grew up on the east side of Bakersfield.
At a young age, Kevin fulfilled a dream of starting his own business by opening Kevin O’s Deli. He quickly learned firsthand how government too often is an obstacle to success — a lesson that compelled Kevin to enter public service.
Kevin worked hard to grow his business, eventually selling the deli to pay his way through California State University Bakersfield, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in business.
Kevin married his high school sweetheart, Judy. They still live in the first house they ever bought together – the Bakersfield home where they raised their two children, Connor and Meghan.
Kevin McCarthy is a committed conservative, who strongly believes that we must protect the founding principles of our nation. He has built a strong conservative record and brought people together to make our community safer and stronger.