|North Carolina House of Representatives District 115|
|2010 - 2013|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Appointed||September 8, 2010|
She worked in the public realm both as a public school teacher for 25 years and a three-term member of the Bruncombe County Commission. She then ran for U.S. Congress against Charles Taylor, but lost the election.
Keever earned her bachelor's degree from Duke University. After the death of her first husband, she re-married. She and her husband Jim have five grandchildren.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Keever served on the following committees:
- Agriculture Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Appropriations Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety
- Environment Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- Government Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
- State Personnel Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives
Keever's website talked about the following issues:
- Jobs and Economy
- "Invest in the green job market."
- "Support small businesses through tax incentives and community college training programs for their employees."
- "Change the state tax structure to create a more equitable way to raise funds for services the state must provide."
- "Support adequate child care options so that parents can work."
- "Look for and support opportunities to revive manufacturing options for our region using our local natural resources to create jobs."
- "Support programs for early childhood education and new parent education."
- "Create and require a course in the 9th grade which will include financial literacy, pertinent sex education, child development and civic responsibility."
- "Support arts in the schools."
- "Support statewide steep slope legislation in order to protect home owners as well as the mountains."
- "Oppose the purchase of mountain top removal coal and the construction of additional coal-fired power plants in North Carolina."
- "Support alternate energy sources such as solar and wind energy."
- "Support programs that promote wellness as a preventive health measure which will save valuable tax dollars."
- "Support health insurance for all citizens, especially children; expand SCHIP (State Children’s Health Insurance Program)."
- "Support access to primary care for all citizens and prevent the need for emergency rooms as a source of primary care."
Keever ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 10th District. Keever won the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. Keever defeated Terry Bellamy, and Timothy Murphy in the May 8, 2012, primary. Keever was looking to unseat incumbent Rep. Patrick McHenry (R).
The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could have determined whether Democrats retook the House or Republicans held their majority in 2013. North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Patrick McHenry Incumbent||57%||190,826|
|Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The primary took place on May 8, 2012.
|U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Terry Michelle Bellamy||26.5%||16,865|
|North Carolina State House, General Election, District 115, 2010|
|North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 115 Democratic Primary, 2010|
|D. Bruce Goforth Incumbent||40.2%||2,481|
|United States House of Representatives, 2012 - Patricia Keever Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,257,013|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,127,555|
|Top contributors to Patricia Keever's campaign committee|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$5,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
In 2010, Keever raised a total of $122,878 in campaign contributions.
Her largest four donors in 2010 were:
|North Carolina Democratic Party House Caucus||$26,491|
|Lillians List of North Carolina||$4,000|
|Swafford, Jane O||$4,000|
Keever is widowed and has two children.
- Patricia Keever's official campaign website
- House website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Perdue appoints Keever
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Election Results," accessed May 9, 2012.
- Patsy Keever for NC House: About Patsy
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
- Washington Post, "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012," accessed April 25, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Results," accessed October 10, 2012
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2010 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official North Carolina General Election Results- November 2, 2010," accessed June 12, 2014
- 5 house incumbents lose primaries
- Open Secrets, " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
|North Carolina House - District 115
| Succeeded by|
Nathan Ramsey (R)
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