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Patrick T. McHenry
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U.S. House, North Carolina, District 10
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 10
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor
Bachelor'sBelmont Abbey College
OtherNorth Carolina State University (did not earn degree)
Date of birthOctober 22, 1975
Place of birthCharlotte, North Carolina
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
Patrick Timothy McHenry (b. October 22, 1975) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina. McHenry was elected by voters from North Carolina's 10th congressional district.


McHenry was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University, but earned his B.A. from Belmont Abbey College in 1999.[1]


After earning his degree, McHenry worked as a realtor until he was appointed as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor by President George W. Bush in 2001. He also served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.[2]

Committee assignments

U.S. House


McHenry serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Financial Services Committee (Vice Chairwoman)
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity[4]
  • Oversight and Government Reform Committee
    • Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs (Chairman)
    • Subcommittee on Health Care, District of Columbia, Census and the National Archives[5]


Political positions

Specific Votes

Percentage voting with party

November 2011

Patrick T. McHenry voted with the Republican Party 93.9% of the time, which ranked 98th among the 242 House Republican members as of January 2012.[6]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Patrick McHenry endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]



See also: North Carolina's 10th congressional district elections, 2012

McHenry is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 10th District. Kissell is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. McHenry is being challenged by Ken Fortenberry in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in North Carolina in 2012 as one of the states that could determine whether Democrats retake the House or Republicans will hold its majority in 2013.[8] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[8]


On November 2, 2010, McHenry was re-elected to the United States House for a fourth term. He defeated Jeff Gregory (D).[9]

U.S. House, North Carolina Congressional District 10 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick T. McHenry Incumbent 71.2% 130,813
     Democratic Jeff Gregory 28.8% 52,972
Total Votes 183,785

Campaign donors


As of April 18, 2012, McHenry had raised $809,100 during the 2012 election cycle, and spent $510,130, leaving him with $323,727 cash on hand. Three of McHenry's top contributors are Wells Fargo, which gave $15,000; and Advance America Cash Advance Centers and Amscot Financial, while both gave $10,000.[10]


Breakdown of the source of McHenry's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
McHenry was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a fourth term. His campaign committee raised a total of $1,015,155 and spent $886,897.[11]


McHenry and his wife Giulia live in his hometown of Cherryville, North Carolina.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Cass Ballenger
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 10
Succeeded by
Preceded by
North Carolina House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor
Succeeded by