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Democrat N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever is running for election to the 10th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. Photo via her campaign website.

Democrat N.C. Rep. Patsy Keever is facing off against incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry in North Carolina’s redrawn 10th District of the U.S. House of Representatives. 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. Keever is a former educator who served three terms as a Buncombe County commissioner. In 2010, she was elected to the 115th District of the N.C. House of Representatives. This is her second campaign for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives; she lost to then-U.S. Rep. Charles Taylor in 2004 in a bid for the 11th District race.

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

According to FEC records, Keever has raised $495,000 through Oct. 17, with the majority of her campaign funds coming from individual contributors. Contributors that gave less than an aggregate of $200 are not required to provide information and are included in “unitemized” individual contributions. According to the FEC candidate guide [PDF], for each contribution that exceeds $200 either by itself or when added to the contributor’s previous contributions made during the same calendar year, the candidate must disclose the name and address of the donor.

Patsy Keever bio

Age: 64

Education: B.A. from Duke University. M.Ed. from Western Carolina University.

Hometown: Charlotte. Lives in Buncombe County.

Professional experience: Retired educator. Serves in the N.C. House of Representatives (Dist. 115).

Campaign website:

Campaign Contributions

Cumulative for 2012 through Oct.17, 2012:

Itemized individual contributions: $203,414

Unitemized individual contributions: $150,707

Party committees contributions: $2,250

PAC (Political Action Committee) contributions: $23,712

Transfers from authorized committees: n/a

Candidate contributions: n/a

Loans from candidate: $115,050

Total campaign contributions: $495,133

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:

  • Nancy Alexander, retired, Asheville, $5,000.
  • James Oliver, AVL Technologies, owner, Asheville, $5,000.
  • William Von Klemperer, American Catalog Partnership, Summit, N.J., $5,000.
  • Gerald McLellan, retired, Asheville, $3,050.
  • James Gavin MacWilliam, Rent-All Inc., general manager, Asheville, $3,000.

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:

  • IBEW PAC Voluntary Fund, Washington, D.C., $5,000.
  • PARCPAC, Asheville, $4,312 (in-kind donations for emails).
  • Democracy for America, Burlington, Vt., $2,000.
  • Sierra Club Political Committee, San Francisco, Calif., $1,250.
  • Long Leaf Pine PAC, Washington, D.C., $1,000
  • Democratic Women of North Carolina, Charlotte, $1,000.
  • National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association PAC, Alexandria, Va., $1,000.

Source: Federal Election Commission

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

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