|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 1|
|2015 - Present|
|November 31, 2016|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|West Virginia House of Delegates, District 1|
|High school||Oak Glen High School, New Cumberland|
|Bachelor's||United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||8|
|Date of birth||10/22/1979|
|Place of birth||Enid, OK|
McGeehan served in the United States Air Force from 1998 to 2006. From 2003 to 2006, he was an Intelligence Officer/Captain in the United States Air Force. He has been the President of Mountain State Packaging Incorporated in Newell, West Virginia since 2006. He has also worked as President of Panhandle Industries in Weirton West Virginia from 2007 to the present.
McGeehan earned his B.S. in General Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs from 1999 to 2003.
While a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, McGeehan served on the following committees:
- Constitutional Revision Committee, West Virginia House
- Enrolled Bills Committee, West Virginia House
- Government Organization Committee, West Virginia House
McGeehan's campaign website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I strongly oppose all government bailouts of private industry. Federal bailouts reward inefficient and corrupt management, while robbing taxpayers and increasing the National Debt."
- Excerpt: "The Environmental Protection Agency must go. As Obama and his administration are ramping up their War on Coal, good paying coal mining jobs are being destroyed in our own backyards. Politicians claim they want to “rein in” the EPA, yet West Virginia keeps losing jobs and the revenue that goes with them. The only way to win the War on Coal is to target the source: The EPA must be defunded, and abolished."
- Excerpt: "Small businesses are suffering and on the verge of being closed due to the new polices of our current President. West Virginians deserve representation in Washington that won’t play party politics to get ahead. If we are to protect small businesses and jobs, we must repeal Obamacare."
- Excerpt: "I oppose any bill which involves amnesty. When we hear of proposed immigration legislation labeled as “reform package,” conservatives always lose."
- National Defense
- Excerpt: "National Defense is the federal government’s primary function and must be taken seriously at all measures. I believe when we fight we must do so under a Declaration of War from Congress, as mandated by the Constitution. Furthermore, when we do send our men and women into harms way, it must be for the defense of our country. Our men and women should not be used as the world’s police."
- Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "Politicians will campaign that they are pro-gun, and then go to Washington and vote to restrict gun ownership. I will never vote for any legislation that infringes on the individual’s right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment must be kept sacred and protected at all levels."
- Taxes and Debt
- Excerpt: "No West Virginian will say they believe they are under-taxed. Reducing the burden of taxation allows families to save for their future, and gives more money to working men and women. Lowering taxes also gives businesses the ability to invest in their companies and create more jobs. I believe it is not only bad economics to overly-tax our residents, but that it is immoral for Washington D.C to continually steal the income and property of our residents."
- Sanctity of Life
- Excerpt: "As an Irish-Catholic, I have always believed that life is precious, and that a fundamental role of government is to protect life — all life."
McGeehan's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "I received an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association. During my time in the House of Delegates, I introduced the first Tenth Amendment bill on firearms, referred to as the “West Virginia Firearms Freedom Act”. Utilizing the authority of the Constitution and the ability for the sovereign states to govern themselves, the bill simply stated that if a firearm was manufactured in the state of West Virginia, and kept within our state’s borders, the firearm (and its manufacturer) would not be subject to federal regulation."
- Excerpt: "All life must be preserved and held by society as a cherished gift from our Creator. Rights do not come from the government, and thus, they cannot be taken away by the government. During my time in the House of Delegates, I worked on many bills that protected life. I have found that one way to endorse life is to strip away tax-payer funding from abortion procedures. Taxes must never be used for this purpose and I will never waiver on this firm commitment to a policy of “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
- Excerpt: "In the long run, largesse in centralized government tends to destroy production, leads to less savings, increases consumption, causes the business cycle and our economic depressions, and creates conditions whereby no one is served except those special interests in Charleston. Cutting back the scale of permits, licenses, fees, taxes, and burdensome mandates is critical to allowing our economy to flourish."
Elections for the office of West Virginia House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 13, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 25, 2014. District 1 is represented by two delegates. Incumbents Ronnie Jones and Randy Swartzmiller were unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Pat McGeehan and Mark Zatezalo were unopposed in the Republican primary. Swartzmiller and Zatezalo defeated McGeehan and Jones in the general election.
McGeehan ran in the 2012 election for West Virginia State Senate, District 1. McGeehan ran unopposed in the May 8 primary election and was defeated by incumbent Jack Yost (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|West Virginia State Senate, District 1, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Jack Yost Incumbent||56.3%||11,760|
McGeehan did not run for re-election to District 1.
In 2008 McGeehan was elected to the West Virginia House District 1. McGeehan (R) finished with 8,443 votes while Randy Swartzmiller (D) finished ahead with 8,763 votes and Benton Manypenny (D) finished behind with 4,686 votes. McGeehan raised $55,600 for his campaign fund.
|West Virginia House District 1|
|Randy Swartzmiller (D)||8,763|
|Patrick McGeehan (R)||8,443|
|Benton Manypenny (D)||4,686|
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McGeehan is divorced and has one child; Kennedy.
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- Profile from the West Virginia House of Delegates
- Official campaign website
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- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Profile from Open States
- Campaign Contributions via Follow the Money: 2012, 2008
- West Virginia State Legislature
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed March 17, 2014
- McGeehan 2014, "Issues," accessed March 17, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Candidate search," accessed April 30, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 18, 2014
- WBOY.com, "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012" accessed November 7, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- Follow the Money, "West Virginia House election results," accessed March 17, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Campaign funds," accessed March 17, 2014
Ronnie Jones (D)
|West Virginia House of Delegates District 1
| Succeeded by|
|West Virginia House of Representatives District 1
| Succeeded by|
Ronnie D. Jones (D)
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