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  McCrory, Patrick L. "Pat"
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<-  2015-03-01  
 
NamePatrick L. "Pat" McCrory
Address1963 Maryland Ave.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209, United States
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Born October 17, 1956 (64 years)
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InfoPatrick Lloyd "Pat" McCrory was born on October 17, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, to Rollin and Audrey McCrory. His father was an engineer and entrepreneur who once served on the city council in Worthington, Ohio. He is the youngest of four children, with two sisters and one brother. When he was nine, he moved with his family to Jamestown, North Carolina, a suburb of Greensboro.

During college, he spent the summers working construction and reading meters for Duke Energy. In 1978, McCrory graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and received his North Carolina teaching certificate. He decided against teaching and instead went to work full-time for Duke Energy. A management training program put him through a rotation of digging ditches and climbing electric poles as well as stints in office jobs. He eventually became a senior adviser with Duke Energy's Business and Economic Development Group.

McCrory began his political career in Charlotte in 1989 when he was elected as an At-Large City Councilman. He was re-elected in 1991 and 1993, and served as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1993–1995.

In 1995, he was elected Mayor of Charlotte, succeeding Richard Vinroot, who ran unsuccessfully for the 1996 Republican gubernatorial nomination. At the age of 39, he was the city's youngest ever mayor. McCrory announced in late 2008, shortly after his gubernatorial campaign, that he would not seek an eighth term. McCrory is currently the city of Charlotte's longest serving mayor.

In 2001, McCrory's alma mater, Catawba College, awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. He currently serves as a member of Catawba College's Board of Trustees.

In January 2007, he retired from Duke Energy after 28 years with the company, to run full-time for governor. In January 2009, McCrory was named a Partner with Charlotte-based McCrory & Company, a sales consulting firm. In January 2010, McCrory was named a Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for Charlotte-based law firm Moore & Van Allen PLLC.

He resides in Charlotte with his wife Ann and their dog, Mo.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/21/2016-10/22/2016 Public Policy Polling 45.00% ( 3.0) 43.00% ( 4.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
09/29/2016-10/03/2016 Survey USA 41.00% ( 2.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
09/27/2016-09/28/2016 Public Policy Polling 42.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
09/17/2016-09/22/2016 High Point University 41.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
09/18/2016-09/20/2016 Public Policy Polling 41.00% ( 2.0) 49.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
08/20/2016-08/23/2016 Monmouth University 45.00% ( 0.0) 46.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
08/05/2016-08/07/2016 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 0.0) 47.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)
06/20/2016-06/21/2016 Public Policy Polling 43.00% ( 1.0) 47.00% ( 2.0) 10.00% ( 3.0)
05/20/2016-05/22/2016 Public Policy Polling 44.00% ( 4.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
04/22/2016-04/24/2016 Public Policy Polling 40.00% ( 0.0) 49.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 1.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
08/20/2016-08/23/2016 Monmouth University 39.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
10/01/2014-10/06/2014 Suffolk University 35.60% ( 0.0) 45.00% ( 0.0) 19.40% ( 0.0)
08/31/2012-09/02/2012 Public Policy Polling 46.00% ( 5.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 21.00% ( 4.0)
08/02/2012-08/05/2012 Public Policy Polling 41.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0)

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  05/03/2022 NC US Senate - R Primary ???
  11/08/2016 NC Governor Lost 48.80% (-0.22%)
  03/15/2016 NC Governor - R Primary Won 81.75% (+71.15%)
  11/06/2012 NC Governor Won 54.62% (+11.39%)
  05/08/2012 NC Governor - R Primary Won 83.40% (+78.11%)
  11/04/2008 NC Governor Lost 46.88% (-3.40%)
  05/06/2008 NC Governor- R Primary Won 46.11% (+9.10%)
  11/06/2007 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 60.86% (+21.72%)
  09/11/2007 Charlotte, NC Mayor - R Primary Won 67.19% (+34.38%)
  11/08/2005 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 55.93% (+13.19%)
  09/27/2005 Charlotte, NC Mayor - R Primary Won 74.21% (+48.42%)
  11/04/2003 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 57.49% (+16.99%)
  09/23/2003 Charlotte, NC Mayor R-Primary Won 64.33% (+33.86%)
  11/06/2001 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 66.92% (+33.83%)
  11/02/1999 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 61.36% (+22.71%)
  11/04/1997 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 78.24% (+56.48%)
  11/08/1995 Charlotte, NC Mayor Won 62.24% (+24.47%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  03/03/2020 NC Governor - R Primary Lost 0.00% (-88.95%)
  05/14/2019 NC District 09 - Special R Primary Lost 0.00% (-47.67%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Charlotte City Council At-Large - Nov 04, 2003 R Frances E. Perez