Judy McCarthy is the lovely wife of politician and House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, also a member of the republican party.
Judy’s husband is a former House Majority Leader who served in that post from 2014 to 2019. He serves as Representative for California’s 23rd Congressional District and as the Republican Leader of the United States House of Representatives.
Kevin who opened a Deli when he was in his 20’s, sold it to put himself through college and grad school at California State University; Bakersfield.
Kevin is a longtime politicians who is well known for his work as a California representative, the same can’t be said about his wife. The 56-year-old Congressman has been happily married to wife Judy for many years. Meet her in her top facts.
1. She hails from California
Judy McCarthy, was born Judy Wages and was raised by her parents in Bakersfield, California.
2. She met her husband in high school
Judy met her husband while they both were students at Bakersfield High School. They both had biology class together. Judy who actually liked one of Kevin’s friends, revealed once she was won over by Kevin for his personality.
The high school sweethearts, eventually became husband and wife in 1992.
The pair has since welcomed two children together, a daughter named Meghan and a son named Connor.
They still live in the first home they bought together in Bakersfield, California.
Daughter Meghan often makes it to her father’s social media, while the couple’s oldest child son Connor, became a married man earlier this year. He and Emily Norris tied the knot in April of 2021.
3. Her husband was accused of cheating on her
In October 2015, McCarthy was accused of having an affair with Representative Renee Ellmers. McCarthy had unexpectedly dropped out of the race for Speaker of the House shortly before the allegations surfaced. Both McCarthy and Ellmers have denied the allegations.
4. Her brother was the subject of an investigation
Judy’s brother is William Wages from the company Vortex Construction, in 2018, William known as Bill, was said to have received a total of $7.6 million since 2000 in no-bid and other prime federal contracts.
William Wages, the principal owner of Vortex Construction in Bakersfield, defended himself saying he is one-eighth Cherokee Indian, which allowed him to win contracts set aside for minorities.
The Bakersfield company is co-owned by McCarthy’s mother-in-law and employs his father-in-law and sister-in-law, Wages said. Judy was a partner in Vortex in the early 1990s.
5. She works for the Republican Party
In her youth Judy is said to have worked at her husband’s deli shop. She later became a mother but has worked full time for the California Republican Party since 2014.
In 2014, Judy McCarthy was praised for her involvement with Ford’s Theatre -where she served as a trustee. Ford’s Theater is the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.
Ford’s Theatre Society Director praised Judy, saying, “Judy has true passion for our mission to celebrate the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. We are delighted to have both her and Congressman McCarthy’s involvement in our important work.”