Pat McGeehan

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Pat McGeehan
Pat McGeehan, 2007.jpg
Member of the West Virginia House of Delegates
from the 1st district
Assumed office
December 1, 2014
Preceded byRonnie Jones
In office
December 1, 2008 – December 1, 2010
Succeeded byRonnie Jones
Personal details
Born (1979-10-22) October 22, 1979 (age 39)
Enid, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUnited States Air Force
Academy
WebsiteCampaign website

Pat McGeehan is a Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates and a former candidate for the United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2014. He is the son of Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan who died in the 1994 Fairchild Air Force Base B-52 crash

Biography[edit]

From 1998 to 2006, McGeehan served in the United States Air Force as an Intelligence Officer and Captain, and served tours in Afghanistan. After leaving the military, McGeehan joined the business sector. In 2006 he became President of Mountain State Packaging Incorporated in Newell, West Virginia, and in 2007 became President of Panhandle Industries in Weirton, West Virginia. Currently, he works as account director for Frontier Communications.[1][2]

McGeehan represented the 1st District in West Virginia in the House of Delegates from 2008 to 2010.[3]

As a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, McGeehan served on the Constitutional Revision Committee, the Enrolled Bills Committee and the Government Organization Committee.[2]

In 2010, McGeehan ran for the West Virginia Senate, District 1, but failed to win the GOP nomination.[4] In 2012, he won the GOP nomination for that seat, but lost in the general election.[5]

In 2012 he released a book entitled Printing Our Way to Poverty: The Consequences of American Inflation, which received strong praise from Congressman and former Presidential candidate Ron Paul, as well as economist Dr. Andrew Young.[6]

In April 2013, McGeehan announced he would be running for the United States Senate seat vacated by Jay Rockefeller.[7]

On June 27, 2013, the Republican Liberty Caucus announced their endorsement of McGeehan.[8]

On January 25, 2014, McGeehan suspended his Senate campaign and filed to run for his former seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 2014.[9] McGeehan won election to his former seat in the November 4 general election.[10]

In June 2017 McGeehan's book, Stoicism and the Statehouse: An Old Philosophy Serving a New Idea was published. In the book McGeehan draws upon the ancient Stoics for advancing political freedom.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Capito draws primary challenge in West Virginia Senate race | The Daily Caller
  2. ^ a b Patrick McGeehan – Ballotpedia
  3. ^ Pat McGeehan versus Charleston – Campaign for Liberty
  4. ^ "2010 Primary Results" (PDF). West Virginia. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 15, 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  5. ^ "State And County Election Results". West Virginia Secretary of State. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  6. ^ Ron Paul praises McGeehan economics book – SalemNews.net
  7. ^ Huba, Stephen (April 10, 2013). "McGeehan runs for Senate seat". The Review. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 7, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ https://apps.sos.wv.gov/elections/candidate-search/
  10. ^ (November 5, 2014) – "Hancock, Brooke Voters Choose 3 New Republican Leaders for W.Va. House". WTOV Steubenville. Retrieved December 17, 2014.
  11. ^ https://mountainstoic.com/2017/07/31/review-stoicism-and-the-statehouse-by-pat-mcgeehan/comment-page-1/

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