Carr, Kim

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(714) 906-4716
City Councilmember
CSUF - BA: Major - American Studies, Minor: Economics
Biographical Info:
KIM CARR is a third-generation Southern Californian whose roots date back more than 160 years. Her grandparents were born in Los Angeles and she has celebrated the California lifestyle and beach culture her entire life. Kim attended Pacifica High School in Garden Grove and graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in American Studies and a minor in Economics. Kim has been active in local government for over a decade, including serving as a Public Works Commissioner and member of the General Plan Advisory Board. She was elected to the Huntington Beach City Council in 2018 and served as Mayor in 2021. She received high praise for her proactive and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and innovative solutions to aid small businesses. She was a critical part of the response team that protected the wetlands and wildlife when an oil spill occurred off the coast of Huntington Beach. Kim also serves on the boards for the California Commission on Aging, OC Sanitation, Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, CalCities Executive Board - OC Division, and the National Water Research Institute. Professionally, Kim is an award-winning executive with over 25 years of experience in media sales. She most recently held the position of National Sales Manager for a television station in San Diego, developing marketing and advertising campaigns for a variety of clients. Kim’s commitment to integrity and hard work earned her the respect of small- and mid-sized business owners as well as Fortune 500 executives. She believes in building and maintaining long-term relationships, delivering on promises, and producing results. Kim and her family have been active members of the community for over 25 years. She has been involved with numerous local nonprofit organizations including Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach, Huntington Beach Council on Aging, PTA, Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, HBHS Model United Nations, Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards, Huntington Beach Community Garden, AYSO Soccer, Ocean View Little League, and the Surfrider Foundation. Kim has also completed the Surf City Half-Marathon three times!
Politicians in Sacramento are failing to deliver results for our communities because powerful special interests control the agenda. Rising costs of living, rising homelessness, and rising crime are real challenges for our neighborhoods that need to be addressed now. As a local City Councilmember and former Mayor, I confronted these issues head-on and implemented cost-efficient and effective programs addressing our community's most pressing needs. In the State Senate, I'll fight to: - Bring our tax dollars back from Sacramento with investments in our communities. - Reduce homelessness by building housing and dealing with the mental health crisis. - Eliminate the "gas tax" to help commuters, workers, and families. - Protect public safety by funding and strengthening local law enforcement. - Improve public education and lower the financial barriers to college for students. - Combat corruption in Sacramento and deliver results for residents. When I'm taking on a tough problem, I work to bring people together around solutions and deliver results. I'm proud of the work we did cleaning up the 2021 oil spill off our coast, supporting local businesses at the height of the pandemic, and providing additional resources for local law enforcement to address crime and keep our community safe. I know that I can help solve the challenges we're facing now. I am a third-generation Californian who has called our district home for nearly my entire life. I'd be honored to earn your vote, and to fight for you in the State Senate.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) Y
2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) Y
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? Y
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? Y
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? Y
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) Y
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) N
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) N
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) N
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) Y
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) -* Need more detail.
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) -* Need more detail.