I think Congressman Patrick McHenry is doing an excellent job as U.S. representative in Western North Carolina. Since his first election in 2004, he has continued to be a critical voice for conservative legislation.
He grew up in Gastonia, and he is 42 years old. He … lives in [the Piedmont] with his wife, Giulia.
He is a firm favorite for election 2018. His challengers this year have not been able to raise enough funds to take his office. [He is] vice chairman of the House Financial Services committee. …
People who are challenging him for Congress in the 2018 election include Republicans Seth Blankenship and left-of-center candidates Gina Collias and Ira Roberts.
Congressman Patrick McHenry has been in the U.S. Congress for 14 years. He was a member of the N.C. House of Representatives for one term. He grew up in the suburban part of the city of Gastonia, near Charlotte. He graduated from Belmont Abbey College.
I look forward to his successful campaign for an eighth term for U.S. representative of North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District. I think he has served and will continue to serve the people of Western North Carolina very well.
— Steven Hawkins
Editor’s note: Hawkins reports that he is a newspaper freelance writer who started writing letters to the editor in 2014. His letters have appeared in newspapers in both North and South Carolina.