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{{Officeholder|name=Pat McCrory|image=Pat McCrory.jpg|party=[[Republican Party|Republican]]|spouse=Ann|offices={{Officeholder/governor |number=74th |state=North Carolina |terms=January 5, 2013 – January 1, 2017 |lieutenant=Dan Forest |preceded=[[Bev Perdue]] |succeeded=[[Roy Cooper]] }}{{Officeholder/mayor |number=53rd |city=Charlotte |terms=December 7, 1995 – December 7, 2009<br>(Pro Tem 1993–1995) |preceded=Richard Vinroot |succeeded=Anthony Foxx }}{{Officeholder/misc |office=Charlotte City Councilman |terms=1989–1995 |preceded=??? |former=y |succeeded=??? }}}}Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory (born October 17, 1956)<ref name="PVS">[https://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/41567/patrick-mccrory#.WGWM6WwzVPY Patrick McCrory's Biography]. ''Project Vote Smart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> is was the governor 74th Governor of [[North Carolina]], serving since from 2013until 2017. Prior to this, he served as a city council member of [[Charlotte, North Carolina]] from 1989-951989–95, as Mayor Pro Tem from 1993-951993–95, and as mayor of Charlotte from 1995-20091995–2009.
As governor of North Carolina, McCrory helped pass much conservative legislation that improved the quality of life in the state.
President [[George W. Bush]] appointed McCrory to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee.<ref name="BioAtWRAL"/><ref name="NGA"/>
McCrory was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in 2008, and he lost narrowly to the Democrat candidate[[Bev Perdue]].<ref>Morrill, Jim (November 6, 2008). [http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/article9022094.html Losing is new for McCrory]. ''The Charlotte Observer''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
==North Carolina governor==
McCrory was elected North Carolina Governor in 2012, defeating the Democrat incumbentPerdue. The [[Republican Party]] now had a trifecta and total control over the state, and they were able to advance common sense conservative legislation. McCrory was sworn in on January 5, 2013.<ref name="NGA">[https://www.nga.org/cms/home/governors/current-governors/col2-content/main-content-list/pat-mccrory.html Governor Pat McCrory]. ''National Governor's Association''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> Despite the conservative descisions decisions he would make, McCrory campaigned as a relative moderate.<ref name="Spanberg"/>
===Legislation signed and supportedActions as governor=======Economic matters====
McCrory successfully reformed North Carolina, creating jobs and savings.<ref>[https://governor.nc.gov/about-governor-mccrory Pat McCrory]. ''governor.nc.gov''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
While the previous NC governor Perdue raised taxes and made the state very unfriendly towards businessper Democrat policy, McCrory dramatically reduced taxes, both corporate and personal, leading to a much better business environment.<ref name="Forbes">Gleason, Patrick (November 7, 2016). [httphttps://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2016/11/07/case-for-mccrory/#6a94d07c6c9b Top Five Reasons N.C. Voters Should Re-elect Gov. Pat McCrory]. ''Forbes''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> According to the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index, a non-partisan organization, North Carolina's business tax environment went from the 41st to 11th best in the U.S. under McCrory.<ref name="Forbes"/>
Not only was McCrory a [[fiscal conservative]] in his taxation policy, but also with his spending policy.<ref name="Forbes"/> Rather than participating in the [[tax and spend]] policies of leftist Democrats, McCrory and the GOP state legislature kept spending below the population and inflation growth rates, meaning that the economy grew faster than the government.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.2) In addition, McCrory exited the costly and useless federal government extended benefits program in 2013, retired a $2 billion debt to the federal government, and wisely ended the state's long-term unemployment benefits which hurt the economy and are costly and do no good.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.2) These reforms have helped grow the economy and led to the state's reduction o unemployment faster than the national average.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.2)
Additionally, under McCrory's tenure, North Carolina reduced its number of state regulations by at least 2,540, with a goal of having only 19,000 (which is unfortunately not a lot in today's world).<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.2)
====Social matters====Unlike the leftist Democrats who oppose quality education and support trapping poor children in incompetent public "schools" which ruins ruin their lives, McCrory massively increased school choice in North Carolina, which can only improve the quality of life of children.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.3) On July 29, 2013, McCrory signed pro-life legislation that created stricter standards on abortion clinics and gave medical insurance providers the ability to refuse abortion coverage in their plans.<ref>Pavlich, Katie (July 30, 2013). [https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/07/30/north-carolina-governor-signs-new-prolife-legislation-into-law-n1652275 North Carolina Governor Signs New Pro-Life Legislation Into Law]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> In October 2015, McCrory signed a bill that banned corrupt leftist [[Sanctuary City (Immigration)|sanctuary cities]].<ref>May, Caroline (October 28, 2015). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/10/28/north-carolina-gov-signs-bill-prohibiting-sanctuary-cities/ North Carolina Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> McCrory passed a common sense [[Voter ID legislation|voter-ID law]], but it was struck down by a leftist appeals court (all three judges were appointed by Democrats)<ref>Gerstein, Josh (July 29, 2016). [https://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/court-strikes-down-north-carolina-voter-id-law-226438 Court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law]. ''Politico''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> and the Supreme Court did not overturn the ruling, as it was a 4-4 decision.<ref>De Vogue, Ariane; Berman, Dan (August 31, 2016). [https://www.cnn.com/2016/08/31/politics/supreme-court-north-carolina-voter-id/ Supreme Court won't reinstate North Carolina voter ID law]. ''CNN''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> On March 23, 2016, McCrory signed common sense legislation that overturned local government's adherence to the leftist and unreasonable [[homosexual agenda]] in regards to use of public washrooms by [[Gender confusion|gender-confused]] ([[Transsexual|"transgender"]]) individuals wishing to use the washrooms of their claimed gender instead of their actual gender.<ref>Barkoukis, Leah (March 24, 2016). [https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/03/24/sanity-prevails-north-carolina-votes-to-stop-laws-allowing-men-in-womens-restrooms-n2138455 Sanity Prevails: NC Lawmakers Vote to Stop Laws Allowing Men in Women’s Restrooms]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> Enraged liberals, angry that someone could ever defy the homosexual agenda, went wild in opposition to McCrory, and numerous powerful leftists boycotted the state.<ref name="ChangesBacklash">Barkoukis, Leah (April 13, 2016). [https://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/04/13/nc-gov-changes-parts-of-bathroom-bill-after-business-backlash-n2147872 NC Gov Changes Parts of ‘Bathroom Bill’ After Business Backlash]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> Due to the massive elite leftist pressure, McCrory was forced to sign an executive order that softened the law.<ref name="ChangesBacklash"/> Despite signing the executive order, McCrory stayed strong and did not compromise at all on the law,<ref>O'Brien, Cortney (August 22, 2016). [https://townhall.com/tipsheet/cortneyobrien/2016/08/22/family-research-council-commends-gov-mccrory-for-staring-down-the-nba-over-bathroom-bill-n2207413 Family Research Council Commends Gov. McCrory For 'Staring Down' the NBA Over Bathroom Bill]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> and after the leftist [[Obama Administration]] threatened him over the law, McCrory sued them.<ref>Thomas, Cal (May 12, 2016). [https://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2016/05/12/north-carolina-fights-back-n2161445 North Carolina Fights Back]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> Despite McCrory's conservative policies, he supported removing the [[Confederate flag]] from North Carolina license plates, despite the fact that the flag is an important part of [[The South|Southern]] heritage, and not racism.<ref>May, Caroline (June 23, 2015). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/23/nc-va-move-to-eliminate-confederate-flags-from-license-plates/ NC, VA Move To Eliminate Confederate Flags From License Plates]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> ===2016 defeat===Due to leftist hysteria over the gender-confusion law, as well as blatant leftist [[media bias]] in the [[mainstream media]], McCrory was defeated by Democrat challenger [[Roy Cooper]] in the 2016 election, and he conceded defeat a few weeks later.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.3)<ref>Berry, Susan, Dr. (December 6, 2016). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/06/north-carolina-gov-pat-mccrorys-defeat-due-to-radical-forces-and-corporate-extortion-bullying/ North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory’s Defeat Due to ‘Radical Forces’ and ‘Corporate Extortion, Bullying’]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> This [[Liberal deceit|leftist deceit]] was confirmed when the Charlotte city council voted to repeal the law 10–0 after Cooper was voted into office, provided the state legislature would repeal their law.<ref>Emma, Caitlin; Hefling, Kimberly (December 19, 2016). [https://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/north-carolina-lgbt-bathroom-law-232812 Incoming governor says North Carolina will repeal LGBT law]. ''Politico''. December 29, 2016.</ref> Fortunately for common sense, the repeal effort in the state legislature failed.<ref>Marlow, Robert J. (December 23, 2016). [https://www.breitbart.com/sports/2016/12/23/newly-elected-dem-governor-thwarted-north-carolina-fails-repeal-bathroom-bill/ Newly Elected Dem Governor Thwarted, North Carolina Fails to Repeal Bathroom Bill]. ''Breitbart''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> However, the bill was repealed, in a compromise, in March 2017.<ref>[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/03/30/north-carolina-transgender-bathroom-bill-flushed-by-lawmakers.html North Carolina transgender 'bathroom bill' flushed by lawmakers]. ''Fox News''. March 30, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.</ref> Some conservatives interpreted this action as a defeat for the [[homosexual agenda]].<ref>Munro, Neil (April 4, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/transgender-ideology-defeated-north-carolina/ Transgender Ideology Defeated in North Carolina ‘Bathroom’ Debate]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 4, 2017.</ref> After the election, McCrory signed a law that would reduce the power of his leftist successor Cooper.<ref>Robillard, Kevin (December 16, 2016). [https://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/pat-mcrory-law-restrict-roy-cooper-power-232758 North Carolina governor signs laws restricting successor's power]. ''Politico''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref> ==Later life==In August 2018, McCrory accurately compared leftist activists who illegally tore down Confederate statues to the Nazis who burned books that did not approve of.<ref>Folley, Avery (August 22, 2018). [https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/403104-ex-gop-governor-compares-activists-who-toppled-confederate Ex-GOP gov compares activists who toppled Confederate monument to Nazi book burners]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 22, 2018.</ref>
==Personal life==
McCrory is married to his wife Ann.<ref name="PVS"/><ref name="Pat'sStory"/>
==References==
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