Rep. Patrick McHenry
Republican Patrick McHenry is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 10, a seat that he now holds. Photo illustration via his campaign website.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published Oct. 24. It is updated here with newly released candidate filings.

Republican U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry is seeking his fifth term as the North Carolina’s 10th District representative to the U.S. House of Representatives in a race against Democrat N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever. Last July, the N.C. General Assembly proposed a redrawn map of the state’s 13 districts. Now, Buncombe County is divided into two districts with the eastern portion of the county in the 10th District and the western portion remaining in the 11th.

McHenry serves on the House Committee on Financial Services, which drafts and reviews all federal legislation involving the banking and financial services industry, including insurance companies, banks and credit unions, as well as legislation that relates to monetary policy, investment and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He also serves on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as chairman of the Subcommittee on TARP, Financial Services and Bailouts of Public and Private Programs. He serves as a deputy minority whip.

Carolina Public Press has compiled campaign contribution data from the Federal Election Commission’s Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal.

According to FEC records, McHenry has raised nearly $1.2 million, with nearly half of his donations coming from PACs, or political action committees, with many of these PACs located outside of North Carolina. Some of McHenry’s top donors include financial organization PACs, such as ones affiliated with Sallie Mae, Capital One and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Patrick McHenry bio

Age: 37

Education: B.A. in history from Belmont Abbey College.

Hometown: Gastonia. Lives in Denver, N.C.

Professional experience: Four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005 to the present.

Campaign website:

Campaign Contributions

Cumulative for 2012 through Oct. 17, 2012:

Itemized individual contributions: $526,127

Unitemized individual contributions: $29,866

Party committees contributions: $300

PAC (Political Action Committee) contributions: $640,312

Transfers from authorized committees: n/a

Candidate contributions: n/a

Loans from candidate: $0

Operating expenditures offsets: $405

Other receipts: $56

Total campaign contributions: $1,197,068

Top Individual Contributors

Cumulative for 2012 through Sept. 30 (the most recent data available), listing their names, employer/occupation, location and total amount given, which may represent multiple contributions:

  • Michael Beam, Sun Beam Investment, Cherryville, $5,800.
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, $5,000.
  • Larry Aiello, Corning Inc./retired, Conover, $5,000.
  • Susan Aiello, none/homemaker, Conover, $5,000.
  • Joe Alala, CapitalSouth Corporation/investment firms, Charlotte, $5,000.
  • Frank Drendel, Commscope Inc., executive, Hickory, $5,000.
  • Amy Ellis, student, Charlotte, $5,000.
  • Steven Ellis, Wachovia/investment banker, Charlotte, $5,000.
  • Henry Faison, Faison and Associates, chairman, Charlotte, $5,000.
  • Dave Faunce, Acadia Northstar LLC, executive, Rutherfordton, $5,000.
  • Teresa Faunce, homemaker, Rutherfordton, $5,000.
  • Robert Gallagher, Goodwill Publishing, CEO, Charlotte, $5,000
  • George Henry, Henry Fibers Inc./textiles, Gastonia, $5,000.
  • Jan Higgins, HK Research/owner, Taylorsville, $5,000.
  • Ian MacKechnie, AMSCOT/president, Tampa, Fla., $5,000.
  • Jean MacKechnie, AMSCOT/head of a/p, Tampa, Fla., $5,000.
  • Richard Pollard, Carolina Medical Center/anesthesiologist, Charlotte, $5,000.
  • Cassandra Parton, Carolina Medical Center/anesthesiologist, Charlotte, $5,000.
  • Michael Roberts, self-employed orthopedic surgeon, Rutherfordton, $5,000.
  • Philip Vineyard, PPV Inc./CEO, Charleston, S.C., $5,000.

Top PAC (Political Action Committee) Contributors

Cumulative for 2012 through Sept. 30 (the most recent data available) and listed by name, location and total amount given, which may represent multiple contributions:

  • JP Morgan Chase & Co. PAC, New York, N.Y., $13,000.
  • Advance America PAC, Spartanburg, S.C., $10,000.
  • American Bankers Association PAC, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • America Senior Housing PAC, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists, Park Ridge, Ill., $10,000.
  • Deloitte & Touche Federal PAC, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • Every Republican is Crucial PAC, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • Goldman Sachs PAC, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • Independent Insurance Agents of America, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • Morgan Stanley Political Action Committee, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • PriceWaterHouseCoopers PAC, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • USAA Employee PAC, San Antonio, Texas, $10,000.

Source: Federal Election Commission

Additional individual and PAC contributions details available below, from data provided to the Federal Election Commission:

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