Father. Entrepreneur. Neighbor.

Rob and his wife Sydney are proud parents of three-year-old Samantha. Rob earned an MBA and served as Director of Business Development for Lightspeed Systems, a company doing web filtering and device management for K-12 schools. After joining the company, Rob oversaw consistent growth and reduced inefficacy leading his region to profitability for the first time in company history. Rob and his family moved to Austin in 2016 when, like many other companies, Lightspeed Systems moved their headquarters to Texas from California.

Rob and Sydney live in Circle C, where they regularly take their daughter to see her grandparents in Barton Creek. Rob also owns a distillery on Fitzhugh Road that will soon begin producing Austin’s finest rum. Rob is running because District 47 deserves a representative that will focus on making changes that matter to Texans instead of legislating from ideological blueprints.

Rob McCarthy does not play partisan political games. He is known for building bi-partisan support to improve education, access to health care and lower taxes. 

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Rob's Priorities

Property Tax Relief

Reform our property tax system, make the appraisal process fair for homeowners and fight to cut local property taxes.

Reduce Homelessness

Deliver solutions that get people out of tents and into affordable housing. We must create a pathway to dignity for the future Texas and Austin.

Local Safety

Stand up against the City of Austin's efforts to defund the police and will proudly support our local law enforcement officials.

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Congressman McCaul Endorses Rob McCarthy for Texas House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Thursday, September 22, 2022 Congressman McCaul Endorses Rob McCarthy for Texas House AUSTIN, TX: Today, Congressman Michael McCaul, made the following statement: “I am proud to endorse Rob McCarthy for Texas House District 47. Rob is a proven businessman and alliance builder. He will be a key fighter for delivering lower property

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