McCrory was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in the 2008 general election and was defeated by Lieutenant Governor Bev Perdue, the Democratic nominee.   After the 2008 election loss, McCrory returned to the private sector. 
- NC Gov. Warns Matthew a 'Prolonged Hurricane'usatoday.com
- NC Governor Pat McCrory's Press Conference on Monday January 7, 2013youtube.com
- NCNG: NC Gov. Pat McCrory Signs Bill To Allow Designated NCNG Soldiers to Concealed Carryyoutube.com
- NC Governor Pat McCrory gives an update on NCDOT effortsyoutube.com
- Political Career
- Campaign Donors
- State Profile
- Recent News
- External Links
McCrory was born in Ohio and raised in Guilford County, North Carolina. After earning degrees 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 tempore. In 1995, he was elected mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.
Governor of North Carolina
McCrory first won election as governor in 2012. He was sworn in as the 74th governor of North Carolina on January 5, 2013. He ran for re-election in 2016, but was defeated by Roy Cooper (D)in the general election on November 8, 2016.
Note: The finance data shown here comes from the disclosures required of candidates and parties. Depending on the election or state, this may represent only a portion of all the funds spent on their behalf. Satellite spending groups may or may not have expended funds related to the candidate or politician on whose page you are reading this disclaimer. Campaign finance data from elections may be incomplete. For elections to federal offices, complete data can be found at the FEC website. Click here for more on federal campaign finance law and herefor more on state campaign finance law.
Note: Please contact us if the personal information below requires an update. McCrory earned an honorary doctorate from Catawba College in 2001.
This excerpt is reprinted here with the permission of the 2016 edition of the Almanac of American Politics and is up to date as of the publication date of that edition. All text is reproduced verbatim, though links have been added by Ballotpedia staff. To read the full chapter on North Carolina, click here. In few states today is the political climate more polarized between Democrats and Republicans, andbetween urban and suburban areas, than in North Carolina. Bolstered by rapid population growth fromother states, North Carolina has become a hard-fought presidential battleground, but skirmishes over thedirection of the state government have proven to be even more intense. In the early republic, when Virginia and South Carolina produced statesmen and spokesmen, and hadgrand plantation cultures, North Carolina was often called a valley of humility between two mountainsof conceit. It joined the Confederacy only after those two neighbors did so. After the Civil War, NorthCarolina develo...
The link below is to the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms 'Pat McCrory' Governor 'North Carolina'.These results are automatically generated from Google. Ballotpedia does not curate or endorse these articles.
- Catawba College (1978)
- Lucy Ragsdale High (1974)
Pat McCrory. 188K likes. 74th Governor of the State of North Carolina
Former NC Gov. Pat McCrory reflects on the statewide election, particularly the US Senate race, and his thoughts on possibly running for Senate in 2022, replacing Sen. Richard Burr, who will ...
Dec 19, 2019 · Former Governor Pat McCrory announced Thursday he is not running for governor again in 2020, though he strongly considered it. He's eyeing the U.S. Senate in 2022.
Jan 02, 2019 · Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday ruled out running in the 9th Congressional District — but not for governor in 2020 or the U.S. Senate in 2022.
- Jim Morrill
People also ask
Who is the State Senate of North Carolina?
What are facts about North Carolina?
Who are the North Carolina regulators?
When why and who founded North Carolina?
Dec 19, 2019 · Pat McCrory, a Republican former governor of North Carolina, announced that he is forming an exploratory committee to run in 2022 for the US Senate seat held by Richard Burr. McCrory is Charlotte ...
- Jim Morrill
May 03, 2019 · In his first extensive interview since losing his 2016 re-election campaign, former NC governor Pat McCrory talks candidly about controversial issues of his past and ponders another run for ...
North Carolina Governor - McCrory vs. Cooper. North Carolina Governor - McCrory vs. Cooper. 48.4