About Pat McCrory
Since taking office, Governor Pat McCrory has worked to improve North Carolina in three key areas: the economy, education and efficiency.
Governor McCrory has made tough decisions to confront the serious problems that face North Carolina.
He signed historic tax reform into law, reducing all personal income and corporate tax rates, eliminating special interest loopholes and putting more money in the pockets of every working North Carolina family. His economic policies have contributed to the drop of North Carolina’s unemployment rate by more than two points.
He enacted bipartisan transportation reform that will now fund projects on need, safety and economic development.
Focused on improving North Carolina’s education, he reconvened the Education Cabinet. The governor created a Teacher Advisory Committee for input on issues like compensation and over-testing. The Center for Safer Schools was established to protect North Carolina’s students, and vocational training legislation was signed to give students greater educational pathways.
Striving for efficient government, he established the Innovation Center to test and streamline information systems throughout state government.
The governor’s emphasis on customer service has meant reduced wait times in the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles offices as well as extended hours at selected locations.
Continuing North Carolina’s tradition of protecting the operational readiness of its military operations and welcoming and honoring the state’s veteran population is a high priority of the McCrory administration.
Governor McCrory’s focus on service reflects his lifelong dedication to improving the lives of others, a fact that was evident to the people of Charlotte who elected him mayor for a record seven terms.
Governor McCrory has been married to his wife Ann for 25 years and the couple has a Labrador retriever mix named Moe.