Hi, I'm Larry
WHERE I COME FROM
I am a Morgan Hill native. My family moved to Morgan Hill in 1972. I attended Morgan Hill public schools from kindergarten at P.A. Walsh to graduation from Live Oak High School in 1987.
I have two children, Patrick a student at University of Arizona and Katie, who just graduated from Sobrato High School and is studying at California State University Channel Islands. My partner, Barbara, and I live in downtown Morgan Hill. I am active in a variety of community and volunteer organizations.
My parents, Jim and Joyce Carr still live in Morgan Hill as well. They taught my two brothers and I the value of community service and public participation can make a difference. My Mom served for many years on the School Board here in Morgan Hill and Dad was very active in our church serving on the leadership council as well as volunteering for the YMCA.
A THRIVING CAREER
A veteran elected official and public affairs executive, I have served in government, business and academia. I am a Public Relations and Political Science graduate of San Jose State University. My career has included working in the congressional offices of Representatives Norm Mineta and Anna Eshoo and later heading Education and Workforce Preparedness for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. I served as Director of Government and Community Relations for Stanford Hospital and Clinics and served as Associate Vice President of Public Affairs at San Jose State University, where I am a distinguished alumnus. Later, I joined Joint Venture Silicon Valley as Executive Vice President. Currently, I am the Corporate Director of State & Local Government Relations for the Albertsons Companies, Inc.
I served four years (1996-2000) on the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Trustees. While President of the Board for two years, I oversaw implementation of class-size reductions, strategies to relieve the district of severe over-crowding that resulted in the construction of a new elementary school, and renovations of Live Oak and the construction of Morgan Hill’s second comprehensive high school - Ann Sobrato High School.
I was first elected to the Morgan Hill City Council in 2000.
- Larry Carr