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Patrick T. McHenry (R)
Date Of Birth & Birthplace: 10/22/1975 (Mecklenburg, NC)
Race: White
Religion: Catholic
Residence: Cherryville, NC
Education: BA in History from Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
Occupation: Realtor
Office Type: U.S. House -- North Carolina District 10 

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A graduate of Ashbrook High School in Gastonia, N.C., Patrick McHenry went on to North Carolina State University and Belmont Abbey College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in 1999.

He served as state chairman of the North Carolina Federation of College Republicans and national treasurer of the College Republican National Committee.

While in college, he worked on the 1996 campaign staff of Robin Hayes' gubernatorial campaign. He was the Republican nominee for the old 76th District seat in the North Carolina House in 1998.

After college, he worked as an executive with DCI/New Media, Inc., a Washington, D.C., based media consulting firm.

In June 2000, McHenry worked as a coalition director for the Bush for President Campaign. President Bush later appointed him to be special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

McHenry is currently a licensed real estate broker and agent, and is the owner of McHenry Real Estate, a property procurement and management firm.

He resides in Cherryville, N.C., near his four brothers and sisters and ten nieces and nephews.

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Patrick McHenry was elected to the North Carolina House in 2002 after garnering 56 percent of the vote in a three-candidate Republican primary and 54 percent of the vote in the general election.

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