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Pat McCrory
Pat McCrory.jpg
Governor of North Carolina
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2013 - Present
Term ends
2017
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBeverly Perdue (D)
Compensation
Base salary$141,265
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$18,847,704
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor of Charlotte
1995-2009
Charlotte City Council
Education
High schoolLucy Ragsdale High (1974)
Bachelor'sCatawba College (1978)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1956
Place of birthJamestown, NC
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Pat McCrory is the Republican Governor of North Carolina. He has served since January 5, 2013. McCrory won election on November 6, 2012. He was helped in his efforts by prominent GOP governors Chris Christie in New Jersey and Bobby Jindal in Louisiana.[1]

Biography

McCrory was raised in Guilford County. After earning degree in education and political science from Catawba College, he moved to Charlotte to work for Duke Energy.

He won election to an at-large seat on the Charlotte City Council, winning re-election two times and serving as Mayor Pro Tem. In 1995, he was elected Mayor of Charlotte, eventually serving seven terms.

In 2010, McCrory began work as the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Charlotte-based law firm of Moore & Van Allen. He is also currently a partner with McCrory & Company, a management consulting firm.

Education

  • Lucy Ragsdale High
  • BS, Education and political science, Catawba College

Political career

Governor of North Carolina (2013-Present)

McCrory first won election as governor in 2012. He was sworn in on January 5, 2013.[2]

Cabinet salaries

Republican state legislators changed state law to allow the governor to set cabinet member salaries. As of January 2013, McCrory's 8-member cabinet made over $1 million - an increase of $78,000 over the previous year.

McCrory increased four cabinet secretaries - Health and Human Services, Public Safety, Transportation and Corrections - from $121,807 to $135,000. The other four - Energy and Natural Resources, Revenue, Administration and Cultural Resources - went from $121,807 to $128,000.

Explaining the raises, McCrory said, "I'm trying to make it at least where they can afford to live while running multi-billion departments."[3]

Tax reform

McCrory has made tax reform, namely a reduction in the state's income tax, a priority for 2013. McCrory said that states with low or no income tax have done better economically that those with high rates.[4] McCrory has said he wants to examine eliminating the state income tax. The John W. Pope Civitas Institute analyzed a soon-to-be-introduced bill that would eliminate the state income, corporate, and franchise taxes and replace the lost revenue by increasing the state sales tax and expanding the sales tax to cover services and other exempted products. The Institute estimated that such a policy would have brought the state an additional 217,000 to 378,000 more jobs had it been in place over the past 10 years.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2012

McCrory won election as Governor of North Carolina in 2012. He easily defeated five challengers in the May 8th primary, and defeated Walter Dalton (D) and Barbara Howe (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Governor of North Carolina General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Walter Dalton 43.2% 1,931,580
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPat McCrory 54.6% 2,440,707
     Libertarian Barbara Howe 2.1% 94,652
     Write-in Various 0% 1,356
Total Votes 4,468,295
Election Results via NC State Board of Elections.


Governor of North Carolina Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPat McCrory 83.4% 748,180
Paul Wright 5.3% 47,403
Scott Jones 3.5% 31,191
James Mahan 3.4% 30,056
Jim Harney 3% 26,485
Charles Moss 1.5% 13,822
Total Votes 897,137
Election Results Via:The North Carolina Board of Elections.


Issue positions

Taxes:

  • In 2008, McCrory signed a no-tax pledge by Americans for Tax Reform, stating he would "oppose and veto any and all efforts to increase taxes." In August 2012, his campaign confirmed that would continue to stand by that pledge.[7]

Endorsements

  • North Carolina Troopers Association[8]
  • N.C. chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business[9]

2008

McCrory ran for Governor of North Carolina in 2008. He was defeated by Democrat Beverly Perdue in the November 2008 general election.

Governor of North Carolina, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBev Perdue 50.3% 2,146,189
     Republican Pat McCrory 46.9% 2,001,168
     Libertarian Michael C. Munger 2.8% 121,584
Total Votes 4,268,941
Election Results Via: North Carolina State Board of Elections

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McCrory is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, McCrory raised a total of $18,847,704 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[10]

Pat McCrory's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Governor of North Carolina Won $12,202,756
2008 Governor of North Carolina Defeated $6,644,948
Grand Total Raised $18,847,704

2012

McCrory won election to the position of Governor of North Carolina in 2012. During that election cycle, McCrory raised a total of $12,202,756.

In the second quarter of 2012, McCrory raised $2.2 million. He ended the quarter with $4.4 million cash on hand.[11]

Personal

McCrory earned an honorary doctorate from Catawba College in 2001.

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Preceded by
Beverly Perdue (D)
North Carolina Governor
2013-present
Succeeded by
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