Congressional District 23: McCarthy, Matta

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General election for U.S. House California District 23

Incumbent Kevin McCarthy and Tatiana Matta are running in the general election for U.S. House California District 23.

Kevin McCarthy (R) –incumbent

Kevin McCarthy is the Republican representative from California’s 23rd Congressional District in the U.S. House.

McCarthy began his political career in the California State Assembly, serving from 2002 to 2007. He was Assembly Minority Leader from 2004 to 2006. On April 13, 2018, Speaker Paul Ryan (R) endorsed McCarthy to be come the new Speaker of the House following Ryan’s retirement in 2019.[1]

McCarthy was born in Bakersfield, California. He earned a B.S. and an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield, in 1989 and 1994, respectively.

Tatiana Matta (D)

Tatiana Matta has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Metropolitan University and a Masters Degree in Strategic Public Relations from the George Washington University. Tatiana lives at Edwards Air Force Base with her husband and son.

She was presented with the Air Force Volunteer Service Award by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. Serves as Muroc Joint Unified School District Governing Board members and Military Spouse Advocacy Network board member.

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