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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> was the 74th Governor of [[North Carolina]], serving from 2013 until 2017. 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.
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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> was the 74th Governor of [[North Carolina]], serving from 2013 until 2017. 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.
 
As governor of North Carolina, McCrory helped pass much conservative legislation that improved the quality of life in the state.
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President [[George W. Bush]] appointed McCrory to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee.<ref name="BioAtWRAL"/><ref name="NGA"/>
 
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.<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>
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McCrory was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in 2008, and he lost narrowly to 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==
 
==North Carolina governor==
McCrory was elected North Carolina Governor in 2012, defeating the Democrat incumbent. 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 he would make, McCrory campaigned as a relative moderate.<ref name="Spanberg"/>
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McCrory was elected North Carolina Governor in 2012, defeating Perdue. 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 decisions he would make, McCrory campaigned as a relative moderate.<ref name="Spanberg"/>
  
 
===Actions as governor===
 
===Actions as governor===
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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>
 
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 raised taxes and made the state very unfriendly towards business, McCrory dramatically reduced taxes, both corporate and personal, leading to a much better business environment.<ref name="Forbes">Gleason, Patrick (November 7, 2016). [http://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"/>
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While Perdue raised taxes and made the state very unfriendly towards business per 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). [https://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)
 
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)
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====Social matters====
 
====Social matters====
Unlike the leftist Democrats who oppose quality education and support trapping poor children in incompetent public "schools" which ruins 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)
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Unlike the leftist Democrats who oppose quality education and support trapping poor children in incompetent public "schools" which 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). [http://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>
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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). [http://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>
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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). [http://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). [http://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>
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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 transgender use of bathrooms.<ref>Barkoukis, Leah (March 24, 2016). [http://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). [http://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"/>
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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). [http://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). [http://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2016/05/12/north-carolina-fights-back-n2161445 North Carolina Fights Back]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved December 29, 2016.</ref>
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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). [http://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>
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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===
 
===2016 defeat===
Due to leftist hysteria over the transgender law, as well as blatant leftist [[media bias]] in the [[mainstream media]], McCrory was defeated by a Democrat challenger in the 2016 election, and he conceded defeat a few weeks later.<ref name="Forbes"/>(p.3)<ref>Berry, Susan, Dr. (December 6, 2016). [http://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>
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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 the McCrory's Democrat successor was voted into office, provided the state legislature would repeal their law.<ref>Emma, Caitlin; Hefling, Kimberly (December 19, 2016). [http://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). [http://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>[http://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). [http://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>
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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.<ref>Robillard, Kevin (December 16, 2016). [http://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>
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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>
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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==
 
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Pat McCrory
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74th Governor of North Carolina
From: January 5, 2013 – January 1, 2017
Lieutenant Dan Forest
Predecessor Bev Perdue
Successor Roy Cooper
53rd Mayor of Charlotte
From: December 7, 1995 – December 7, 2009
(Pro Tem 1993–1995)
Predecessor Richard Vinroot
Successor Anthony Foxx
Former Charlotte City Councilman
From: 1989–1995
Predecessor ???
Successor ???
Information
Party Republican
Spouse(s) Ann

Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory (born October 17, 1956)[1] was the 74th Governor of North Carolina, serving from 2013 until 2017. 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.

Early life

McCrory was born on October 17, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio.[1] He was raised in Jamestown, North Carolina.[1] McCrory graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1978 with a B.A. in political science and education.[1][2][3] McCrory also earned a teaching certificate, which he used to student teach at North Rowan High School.[3]

McCrory moved to Charlotte and joined Duke Energy.[2] He worked his way up at the company.[2][3]

Early political career

McCrory ran successfully for Charlotte city council in 1989, and he subsequently won two more elections to that position.[1][2] From 1993-95, McCrory served as Mayor Pro Tem of the city, and in 1995, he was elected mayor.[1][2] McCrory served seven terms as mayor—a record.[2][4] McCrory served the longest term of any Charlotte mayor, and he finished his last term in 2009.[3]

President George W. Bush appointed McCrory to the Homeland Security Advisory Committee.[2][5]

McCrory was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in 2008, and he lost narrowly to Democrat candidate Bev Perdue.[6]

North Carolina governor

McCrory was elected North Carolina Governor in 2012, defeating Perdue. 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.[5] Despite the conservative decisions he would make, McCrory campaigned as a relative moderate.[4]

Actions as governor

Economic matters

McCrory successfully reformed North Carolina, creating jobs and savings.[7]

While Perdue raised taxes and made the state very unfriendly towards business per Democrat policy, McCrory dramatically reduced taxes, both corporate and personal, leading to a much better business environment.[8] 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.[8]

Not only was McCrory a fiscal conservative in his taxation policy, but also with his spending policy.[8] 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.[8](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.[8](p.2) These reforms have helped grow the economy and led to the state's reduction o unemployment faster than the national average.[8](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).[8](p.2)

Social matters

Unlike the leftist Democrats who oppose quality education and support trapping poor children in incompetent public "schools" which ruin their lives, McCrory massively increased school choice in North Carolina, which can only improve the quality of life of children.[8](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.[9]

In October 2015, McCrory signed a bill that banned corrupt leftist sanctuary cities.[10]

McCrory passed a common sense voter-ID law, but it was struck down by a leftist appeals court (all three judges were appointed by Democrats)[11] and the Supreme Court did not overturn the ruling, as it was a 4-4 decision.[12]

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-confused ("transgender") individuals wishing to use the washrooms of their claimed gender instead of their actual gender.[13] Enraged liberals, angry that someone could ever defy the homosexual agenda, went wild in opposition to McCrory, and numerous powerful leftists boycotted the state.[14] Due to the massive elite leftist pressure, McCrory was forced to sign an executive order that softened the law.[14]

Despite signing the executive order, McCrory stayed strong and did not compromise at all on the law,[15] and after the leftist Obama Administration threatened him over the law, McCrory sued them.[16]

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 Southern heritage, and not racism.[17]

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.[8](p.3)[18]

This 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.[19] Fortunately for common sense, the repeal effort in the state legislature failed.[20] However, the bill was repealed, in a compromise, in March 2017.[21] Some conservatives interpreted this action as a defeat for the homosexual agenda.[22]

After the election, McCrory signed a law that would reduce the power of his leftist successor Cooper.[23]

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.[24]

Personal life

McCrory is married to his wife Ann.[1][3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Patrick McCrory's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 About Pat McCrory. wral.com. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
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