Bachelor, Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. Juris Doctor, Drake University, Des Moines.
McCarthy was born, raised, and resides in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Wartburg College and his Juris Doctor from Drake University. The son of former Des Moines Police Chief and current Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy, he resigned in August 2013 to take a position with the Iowa Attorney General"s office.
Iowa Democratic Party, Democratic Party.