Reelect State Assemblymember Kevin McCarty to keep AD-06 on the right track for progress.
State Assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.
The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.
California’s 6th Assembly District includes parts of Sacramento County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 21% are Republican and 49% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 27% Latino, 15% Asian, and 11% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-06 voted for Biden for president in 2020 by 38 points and Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.
McCarty is running for reelection unopposed. McCarty’s campaign has raised over $244,000 and is not funded by police, fossil fuel, or real estate money.
Assm. McCarty, a Sacramento City Councilmember from 2004–2014, is a lifelong Sacramentan. Assm. McCarty has served in the State Assembly since 2014, representing Assembly District 6 until the 2021 redistricting process. Assm. McCarty won his 2020 reelection unchallenged.
Assm. McCarty’s priorities for his district this year have included six bills about education, criminal-justice reform, and environmental protection, of which one has successfully passed the Assembly. Three have passed the Senate and been signed into law. He currently serves as chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance. He also chairs the Select Committee on Reintegration and Rehabilitation for Justice-Involved Californians. Assm. McCarty is a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus. He scores a 98 out of 100 on Courage Score, our annual analysis of legislators’ progressive voting records. Based on our Courage Score analysis, Assm. McCarty has supported almost all progressive bills that made it to a vote.
Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Assm. McCarty served as a Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Commissioner. As a Sacramento City Councilmember, he created innovative youth programs and wrote common-sense gun laws, tackled substandard rental housing and crafted clean-air policies. He is a longtime supporter of expanding funding for early and higher education.
Based on our analysis, Assm. McCarty’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a progressive champion for the constituents of AD-06 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.