Kathleen McCarty represents the 38th General Assembly District covering Waterford and Montville, and is currently serving her second two-year term. State Rep. McCarty is a member of the Appropriations Committee, the Education Committee, and the Public Health Committee. She also serves as Ranking Member of the Legislative Internship Committee.
McCarty provides a voice for residents of the 38th District during Public Health Committee discussions surrounding health matters such as emergency medical services, licensing boards, and controlled substances.
At Education Committee meetings, McCarty convenes with other officials regarding issues surrounding boards of education, vocation rehabilitation, Commission on the Arts, libraries, museums and historical and cultural associations.
And as a member of the Appropriations Committee, McCarty focuses on budgets of state agencies, collective bargaining, and salaries, benefits and retirement of state employees, teachers and veterans.
On the Internship Committee, Rep. McCarty develops and administrates educational opportunities to acquaint students with the formal and informal aspects of the legislative process.
McCarty received her Bachelor of Arts from Sacred Heart University, a Master of Arts in Teaching French from Fairfield University, and a Master of Arts in Medieval Studies from Fordham University. She was also a graduate student at Purdue University’s Ph.D. Studies Program in French and was a former Ph.D. (ABD) Candidate French Program student at the University of Connecticut.
McCarty’s professional experience includes work as a CT High School French Teacher, Co-Pilot, Family Business Co-Owner, Sports Coach and Assistant to the Fordham University Medieval Studies Program Director.
Her numerous volunteer activities include serving as a Former Chairman to Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA), Member of the Board of Trustees, Former Member of the USS Connecticut Commissioning Committee, Chairman for the Waterford Board of Education, Founder of the Waterford Education Foundation, Chairman of the Waterford Republican Town Committee, Civil Air Patrol Major, and Member of the Board of Directors of the National & Connecticut Federations of Republican Women.
McCarty is also a member of professional organizations such as the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and National School Board Association, Women in Aviation International, and Société des Professeurs Français et Francophone d’Amérique.
As the Former Chairman to the Board of Education, McCarty is the recipient of several awards from the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE).
Now a small business owner, Waterford resident McCarty is a mother to two adult daughters and a grandmother to three grandchildren.