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
Campaign $$6,186,399
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 T. McHenry (b. October 22, 1975 in Charlotte, North Carolina) is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing North Carolina's 10th congressional district. McHenry was first elected to the House in 2004 for North Carolina's 10th congressional district. McHenry defeated Ken Fortenberry and Don Peterson in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012 and won re-election in the general election on November 6, 2012. McHenry is currently serving his fifth consecutive term. [1]

McHenry is set to run for re-election in North Carolina's 10th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014 where he will be up against Mayor of Ashville, North Carolina Terry Bellamy (D).[2]

Prior to his congressional career McHenry served as a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives from 2002-2004, as well as Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretay of Labor.[3]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, McHenry is an average Republican member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Republican Party on the majority of bills.

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.[3]

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.[3]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

McHenry serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

McHenry served on the following committees:[5]

  • 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[6]
  • 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[7]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

McHenry's campaign website listed the following issues:[8]

  • Crime, Drug Policy and the Courts
Excerpt: "Congressman McHenry is vice-chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Drug Policy. One of his first efforts as a Congressman was to organize a conference with sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel from every county in the Tenth District, along with federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents and State Bureau of Investigation..."
  • Education and School Choice
Excerpt: "Now more than ever, education is vital to success in life. As our economy changes, we must provide the training necessary to prepare future generations for new technologies and developing industries. The federal government can play a role in education, but schools should be controlled to the greatest degree possible at the local level."
  • Environmental Policy
Excerpt: "As an avid sportsman, Congressman McHenry appreciates the natural beauty present in the United States; and North Carolina’s Tenth District contains some of America’s most breathtaking scenery. It is important to provide adequate protections to our natural treasures for future generations. Congressman McHenry supports President Bush’s Clear Skies Initiative."
  • Federal Budget and Government Efficiency
Excerpt: "The federal government now spends $20,000 per household. In constant dollars, that is the most America has spent since fighting a two front war in World War II. Spending that does not include Social Security and Medicare has jumped 39 percent in just three years."
  • Gas Prices and Energy Policy
Excerpt: "The United States needs a comprehensive energy policy that focuses on supply, demand, capacity, and alternative sources. Over half of our oil consumption comes from imported sources. It is vital that we access domestic supplies to ensure adequate supply. That is why Congressman McHenry strongly supports developing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska."

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 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[9]

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. [10]

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 10th congressional district elections, 2014

McHenry is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

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.[11]

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.[12] North Carolina was rated 8th on the list.[12]

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"

The primary took place on May 8, 2012.[13]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 10 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

Comprehensive donor information for McHenry is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, McHenry raised a total of $6,186,399 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 16, 2013.[18]

Patrick McHenry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,257,013
2010 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,015,155
2008 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,525,720
2006 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $1,464,716
2004 U.S. House (North Carolina, District 10) Won $923,795
Grand Total Raised $6,186,399

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are McHenry’s reports.[19]

Patrick T. McHenry (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[20]April 15, 2013$154,216.22$131,868.58$(80,036.31)$206,048.49
July Quarterly[21]July 15, 2013$206,048.49$173,535.39$(55,020.93)$324,562.95
Running totals
$305,403.97$(135,057.24)


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.[22]

Cost per vote

McHenry spent $5.91 per vote received in 2012.

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.[23]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, McHenry is a "rank-and-file Republican" as of June 25, 2013.[24]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[25]

McHenry most often votes with:

McHenry least often votes with:

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.[26]

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 ranked 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.[27]

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, 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.[28]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, 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.[29]

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.[30]

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.[31]

Percentage voting with party

June 2013

Patrick T. McHenry voted with the Republican Party 94.7% of the time, which ranked 89 among the 234 House Republican members as of June 2013.[32]

Personal

McHenry and his wife Giulia live in his hometown of Cherryville, North Carolina.[33]

Recent news

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External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 Election Map, North Carolina"
  2. Mountain Xpress Mayor Bellamy won't run for re-election, will run for Congress
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "McHENRY, Patrick T., (1975 - )"
  4. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  5. Congressman Patrick McHenry, 10th District of North Carolina "Biography"
  6. The Committee on Financial Services, Chairman Spencer Bachus "Oversight and Investigations"
  7. Committee on Oversight & Government Reform "About the Oversight Committee"
  8. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed September 13, 2013
  9. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  10. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of North Carolina Elected Officials and Leaders," January 19, 2012
  11. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named nc
  12. 12.0 12.1 Washington Post "The 10 states that will determine control of the House in 2012" Accessed April 25, 2012
  13. North Carolina State Board of Elections "2012 Primary Results" Accessed October 10, 2012
  14. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  15. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  16. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  17. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  18. Open Secrets "Patrick T. McHenry" Accessed May 16, 2013
  19. Federal Election Commission "Patrick T. McHenry Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  20. Federal Election Commission "Patrick T. McHenry April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  21. Federal Election Commission "Patrick T. McHenry July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  22. Open Secrets "Patrick McHenry 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 4, 2013
  23. Open Secrets "Patrick McHenry 2010 Election Data," Accessed January 4, 2012
  24. Gov Track "McHenry" Accessed June 25, 2013
  25. OpenCongress, "Patrick McHenry," Accessed August 8, 2013
  26. GovTrack, "Patrick McHenry" Accessed April 2013
  27. LegiStorm, "Patrick McHenry," Accessed October 1, 2012
  28. OpenSecrets.org "Patrick McHenry (R-NC), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  29. OpenSecrets.org, "Larry Kissell (D-NC), 2010," Accessed September 25, 2012
  30. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  31. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  32. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
  33. 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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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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