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 the governor of [[North Carolina]], serving since 2013. Prior to this, he served as a city council member of [[Charlotte, North Carolina]] from 1989-95, as Mayor Pro Tem from 1993-95, and as mayor of Charlotte from 1995-2009.
As governor of North Carolina, McCrory helped pass much conservative legislation that improved the quality of life in the state.