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About Patrick McHenry

Patrick McHenry became only the third person in forty years to represent the people of North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District with his victory in the 2004 election.  Patrick won a competitive four-candidate primary and then an extremely close runoff election by 85 votes.  He was re-elected in 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012 with wide margins.  The district comprises seven counties in western North Carolina, from Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Charlotte suburbs.

Born in 1975, Patrick is an influential member of the 113th Congress.  In January of 2005, he earned membership on the House Financial Services Committee, which drafts and reviews all federal legislation involving the banking and financial services industry, including insurance companies, banks, credit unions, as well as legislation that relates to monetary policy, investment, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission…

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Patrick on the Issues


Times are tough for the middle class. Unemployment is still too high, especially for those without a college degree. And for those who have jobs, wages aren’t increasing.  High taxes, high-energy prices, and the high cost of goods are squeezing workers. Patrick was one of the primary authors of the JOBS Act, bipartisan legislation signed


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Citizen-Times: McHenry talks jobs with Millennial generation

Asheville is different from most cities in his district, and indeed across most of North Carolina, said U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry. “If you live in Asehville you’re by and large happier than people elsewhere. You chose to be here. I don’t hear the grumbling that your job transferred you here,” McHenry told a group of younger voters Wednesday. But finding a good job here and improving the local economy worried the Millennials that engaged their congressman in conversation.