Patrick McHenry

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Patrick T. McHenry
Patrick T. McHenry.jpg
U.S. House, North Carolina, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2005-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
PredecessorCass Ballenger (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
North Carolina House of Representatives
2002-2004
Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor
2001
Education
Bachelor'sBelmont Abbey College
OtherNorth Carolina State University (did not earn degree)
Personal
BirthdayOctober 22, 1975
Place of birthCharlotte, North Carolina
ProfessionRealtor
Net worth$569,505
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
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 defeated Ken Fortenberry and Don Peterson in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McHenry is a "far-right Republican".[2]

McHenry won re-election on November 6th, 2012.[3]

Biography

McHenry was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University, but earned his B.A. from Belmont Abbey College in 1999.[4]

Career

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.[5]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McHenry serves on the following committees:[6]

2011-2012

McHenry served on the following committees:[7]

  • Financial Services Committee (Vice Chair)
    • Subcommittee on Domestic Monetary Policy and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity[8]
  • 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[9]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" McHenry voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[10]

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.[11]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Patrick McHenry endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Elections

2012

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

McHenry ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing North Carolina's 10th District. McHenry won the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was February 29, 2012. McHenry defeated Ken Fortenberry and Don Peterson in the May 8, 2012 Republican primary.[1]

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.[13] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[13]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Patricia Keever 43% 144,023
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McHenry Incumbent 57% 190,826
Total Votes 334,849
Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Primary Results

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[14]

U.S. House of Representatives-North Carolina, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPatrick McHenry 72.5% 58,844
Ken H. Fortenberry 19.6% 15,936
Don Peterson 7.8% 6,337
Total Votes 81,117

Full history


Campaign donors

2012

Breakdown of the source of McHenry's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

McHenry won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, McHenry's campaign committee raised a total of $1,257,013 and spent $1,127,555.[19]

2010

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.[20]
U.S. House, North Carolina, 2010 - Patrick McHenry Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,015,155
Total Spent $886,897
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $0
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $0
Top contributors to Patrick McHenry's campaign committee
Wells Fargo$15,550
Hk Research$12,000
Deloitte LLP$11,500
AT&T Inc$11,000
American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Health Professionals$80,600
Real Estate$58,616
Insurance$58,450
Commercial Banks$52,850
Accountants$47,796

Analysis

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, McHenry missed 220 of 6,459 roll call votes from Jan 2005 to Apr 2013, which is 3.4% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.[21]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. McHenry paid his congressional staff a total of $982,403 in 2011. Overall, North Carolina ranks 7th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[22]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, McHenry's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $179,012 to $959,998. That averages to $569,505, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican House members in 2011 of $7,859,232. His average net worth increased by 36.24% from 2010.[23]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, McHenry's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-3,985 to $839,998. That averages to $418,006, which is lower than the average net worth of Republicans in 2010 of $7,561,133.[24]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. McHenry ranked 62nd in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[25]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. McHenry ranked 20th in the conservative rankings among members of the U.S. House.[26]

Personal

McHenry and his wife Giulia live in his hometown of Cherryville, North Carolina.[27]

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 North Carolina State Board of Elections "Primary Election Results" Accessed May 9, 2012.
  2. Gov Track "McHenry" Accessed May 23, 2012
  3. Politico "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  4. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "McHENRY, Patrick T., (1975 - )"
  5. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "McHENRY, Patrick T., (1975 - )"
  6. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  7. Congressman Patrick McHenry, 10th District of North Carolina "Biography"
  8. The Committee on Financial Services, Chairman Spencer Bachus "Oversight and Investigations"
  9. Committee on Oversight & Government Reform "About the Oversight Committee"
  10. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  11. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  12. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of North Carolina Elected Officials and Leaders," January 19, 2012
  13. 13.0 13.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  14. North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results" Accessed October 10, 2012
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  19. Open Secrets "Patrick McHenry 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  20. Open Secrets "Patrick McHenry 2010 Election Data," Accessed January 4, 2012
  21. GovTrack, "Patrick McHenry" Accessed April 2013
  22. LegiStorm, "Patrick McHenry," Accessed October 1, 2012
  23. OpenSecrets.org "Patrick McHenry (R-NC), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  24. OpenSecrets.org, "Larry Kissell (D-NC), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  25. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  26. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  27. Congressman Patrick McHenry, 10th District of North Carolina "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Cass Ballenger
U.S. House of Representatives - North Carolina District 10
2005–Present
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Preceded by
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North Carolina House of Representatives
2002-2004
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Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor
2001
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