|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Carolina's 7th district
January 3, 1997
|Preceded by||Charlie Rose|
August 6, 1956 |
Lumberton, North Carolina
|Residence||Lumberton, North Carolina|
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Douglas Carmichael "Mike" McIntyre II (born August 6, 1956) is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 7th congressional district, serving since 1997. He is a member of the Democratic Party and of the Blue Dog Coalition.
The district is a large, mostly rural district in the southeastern part of the state, including Wilmington, Smithfield, Clinton and Kinston. Following the 2010 United States census, Lumberton, McIntyre's hometown, was mostly redistricted to North Carolina's 8th congressional district.
Early life, education and career 
McIntyre is a lifelong resident of Lumberton. His father, the optometrist Douglas McIntyre, was a city councilman. Earlier relatives were prominent members of the Robeson County bar. As high school "student body president-elect" he met and/or interned for 7th District Congressman Charlie Rose, whom he would replace upon the latter's retirement in 1997. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead Scholar, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a political science major in 1978 and received his Juris Doctor in 1981. McIntyre practiced as an attorney until his election to Congress. He also served on a variety of law and economics related councils in eastern North Carolina.
Viewed as one of the most socially conservative Democrats in Congress, McIntyre is considered the "most powerful and effective leader," political or otherwise, in southeastern North Carolina. He was the co-author of the tobacco buyout bill that became law and has pumped almost $4 billion into the North Carolina economy.
United States House of Representatives 
Committee assignments 
- Committee on Agriculture
- Committee on Armed Services
- Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Party leadership 
Following the return of the Democrats to a majority in the House, McIntyre has been named as a senior whip and as a member of the advisory council to congressional leadership.
Caucus, Task Force and other memberships 
- Adopt a Country Caucus (Co-Chairman and Co-Founder)
- Business and Technology Task Force for the Blue Dog Coalition (Chairman)
- Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
- Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus
- Congressional Science and Math Educational Caucus
- Congressional Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood (Co-Chairman)
- Congressional Waterways Caucus (Co-Chairman)
- Faith and Values Task Force of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus (Co-Chairman)
- Friends of Scotland Caucus (Co-Chairman and Co-Founder)
- International Conservation Caucus
- Special Operations Forces Caucus (Co-Chairman)
- Sportsmen's Caucus
- Task Force on Jobs, Economic Development, and Transportation of the Congressional Rural Caucus (Co-Chairman)
- United States Naval Academy Board Member
- Youth Sports Caucus (Co-Chairman and Founder)
- Congressional Arts Caucus
McIntyre is a member of both the Blue Dog Coalition and the New Democrat Coalition. Throughout his time in Washington, McIntyre has received broad support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents—all across the political spectrum.
Political positions 
In 2008, McIntyre authored the Veterans Outreach Improvement Act. The bill, which is designed to increase funding to veterans' programs, was passed by the House unanimously. He has also written legislation to help tobacco farmers receive government subsidies and buyouts. On September 29, 2008 he voted against the $700 billion bank bailout plan  He has indicated his opposition to the national Democratic party plans for a health care reform bill and in March 2010, McIntyre voted against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He said: "After we help jump start our economy, we should again turn our attention to health care reform – but with a clean slate." McIntyre indicated his support for repeal on multiple occasions. In January 2011, McIntyre was one of 3 Democrats to vote with the unified Republican caucus for the repeal of the recent health care reform law. In July 2011, McIntyre was one of five Democrats to vote for the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act.
Political campaigns 
McIntyre entered the Democratic primary for the 7th District after 20-year incumbent Charlie Rose retired. He finished second in a crowded seven-way primary, and won the runoff with 52 percent of the vote. He then defeated Republican New Hanover County Commissioner Bill Caster in the general election, also by 52 percent of the vote. He hadn't faced another contest nearly that close until 2010 when he was challenged by Republican nominee Ilario Pantano in the general election. A combined 3 million dollars was spent by both candidates in what turned out to be the most expensive U.S. House race in the state of North Carolina, but although the GOP made historic gains in the ensuing House takeover nationwide, Pantano only received 46% of the vote in the 7th District, including losing his home county of New Hanover.
McIntyre was elected to his sixth consecutive term, earning 73% of the popular vote and defeating Republican nominee Shirley Davis.
McIntyre won against Republican nominee Will Breazeale with 68.84% of the vote.
In 2010, McIntyre was one of six Democrats in Congress to be endorsed by Americans for Legal Immigration (ALIPAC), which has been accused of being backed by white supremacist groups. He was the only one of the six who was known to have touted the endorsement.
McIntyre won against Republican nominee Ilario Pantano.
Personal life 
Representative McIntyre lives in Lumberton with his wife, Dee Strickland McIntyre. They have two sons, Joshua and Stephen.
See also 
- Schreiner, Mark, "Top Government Leader: Mike McIntyre", Wilmington Star-News, July 30, 2002. "A recent survey of nearly 360 community leaders found that Rep. McIntyre is the most powerful and effective leader in the greater Wilmington region. The region's elite not only placed him atop a list of 45 leading government and political leaders, but first among all leaders in the region", webpage 1; high school, webpage 3; family, webpage 2. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- Dalesio, Emery P., and Austin Baird, "Ex-U.S. Rep. Charlie Rose helped tobacco farmers", AP and The News & Observer respectively; September 5, 2012. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- Biography, McIntyre house.gov webpage. Retrieved 2012-09-05.
- "Biography". Retrieved 2012-11-11.
- "Timing was right for tobacco buyout". Retrieved 2012-11-11.
- "H.R.28 Latest Title: Veterans Outreach Improvement Act of 2011; Sponsor: Rep McIntyre, Mike [NC-7] (introduced 1/5/2011); Cosponsors (None); Latest Major Action: 2/18/2011 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Health." From http://www.thomas.gov. New search at Library of Congress Thomas website required for confirmation or update of information; 2012-09-05.
- "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 674", turner.com/cnn, 29-Sep-2008. "HR 3997 Question: On Concurring in Senate Amendment With An Amendment Bill title: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide earnings assistance and tax relief to members of the uniformed services, volunteer firefighters, and Peace Corps volunteers and for other purposes."
- Riley, Charles, and Jeff Simon (2010-03-16). "Health care foes 11 votes shy of defeating bill". CNN.com. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- "McIntyre Says, 'Yes to Jobs, No to Proposed Health Care Reform Bill'", press release, McIntyre house.gov webpage, March 19, 2010.
- Condon, Stephanie (March 30, 2010). "Democrat Joins Calls for Health Care Repeal". CBS News.
- Saxton, Scott, "McIntyre supports repeal of health care bill", WECT-TV, March 29, 2010.
- "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 14", clerk.house.gov, 19-Jan-2011. "HR 2; Question: On Passage Bill title: Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act."
- Berman, Russell (19 July 2011). "Five Blue Dogs join GOP in vote for 'cut, cap and balance' bill". The Hill. Retrieved 21 July 2011.
- "Group hit by DCCC backed 6 Dems". Politico. 18 October 2010.
- Miller, Joshua (August 8, 2011). "Race Ratings: GOP Looks for Major Gains in North Carolina". Roll Call. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
- Gannon, Patrick (January 26, 2012). "McIntyre, other Democrats consider running for governor". Star-News. Retrieved January 28, 2012.
- Barksdale, Andrew (21 November 2012). "David Rouzer calls for recount in 7th District congressional race; U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre won seat by 655 votes". Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
- Lederman, Josh. "Last House race brings 2012 election to an end". boston.com. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
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- Profile at Ballotpedia
- Congressional profile at GovTrack
- Congressional profile at OpenCongress
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
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- Issue positions and quotes at On the Issues
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- Appearances on C-SPAN programs
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