Patrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory (born October 17, 1956) 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.
McCrory was born on October 17, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio. He was raised in Jamestown, North Carolina. McCrory graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina in 1978 with a B.A. in political science and education. McCrory also earned a teaching certificate, which he used to student teach at North Rowan High School.
Early political career
McCrory ran successfully for Charlotte city council in 1989, and he subsequently won two more elections to that position. From 1993-95, McCrory served as Mayor Pro Tem of the city, and in 1995, he was elected mayor. McCrory served seven terms as mayor—a record. McCrory served the longest term of any Charlotte mayor, and he finished his last term in 2009.
McCrory was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in 2008, and he lost narrowly to the Democrat candidate.
North Carolina governor
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