Kevin McCarty (born in 1972) is a Sacramento, California city councilman who represents the 6th district which includes part of the eastern and southeastern parts of the city. Prior to being elected to the Sacramento City Council, McCarty served as policy director to former California Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante. McCarty was first elected to the City Council in 2004 after Dave Jones stepped down in order to run for the State Assembly. He is a resident of the Elmhurst neighborhood. McCarty has filed a statement of intent to run for the California State Assembly in 2010 as Jones has to step down due to term limits.
McCarty was born and raised in the Sacramento area. He graduated with a degree in political science from CSU Long Beach and is currently working on a masters degree in public policy and administration from Sacramento State. He worked for former Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante and also served as a consultant to the Assembly Budget Committee. While on the city council, McCarty now supplements that with serving as the legislative advocate for Preschool California.
Representing many of Sacramento's older neighborhoods, McCarty has been a big advocate for safe housing and for inspections of Sacramento's numerous rental housing units. He is also known as a big advocate of gun control. He also works with creating after school programs for District 6 schools.