Larry Carr was first elected to the Morgan Hill City Council in November of 2000. Larry is a Morgan Hill native, whose family moved here in 1972. He attended Morgan Hill public schools from kindergarten at P.A. Walsh to graduation from Live Oak High School in 1987.
A veteran elected official and public affairs executive, Larry has served in government, business and academia. In 2014, Larry joined Joint Venture Silicon Valley as Executive Vice President, a newly created role to serve as second in command to the President and CEO.
Larry is a political science graduate of San Jose State University. He has worked in the offices of Representatives Norm Mineta and Anna Eshoo and later headed education and workforce preparedness for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, was 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 he is a distinguished alumnus.
Larry served four years (1996-2000) on the Morgan Hill Unified School District Board of Trustees. While President of the Board for two years, he 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 - Sobrato High School.
Larry has two children, Patrick & Katie. He is active in a variety of community and volunteer organizations and was named by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal in 2004 as one of "40 Under 40" people to watch for contributions to the community.