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 survived a competitive four-candidate primary and then won an extremely close runoff election by a margin of 85 votes. He was re-elected to represent the 10th District—a seven county area in Western North Carolina stretching from the suburbs of Charlotte in the east to Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the west—with wide margins.
A life-long resident of North Carolina, Patrick is the youngest of five children born and raised in Gastonia, NC. Patrick attended Ashbrook High School before going on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in History from Belmont Abbey College. Patrick currently resides in Denver, NC with his wife Giulia and daughter Cecelia Rose where they are members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Patrick is also a member of the Gastonia Rotary Club.