- Patsy Keever
Patsy Keever (born
December 20, 1947) is an American educatorand Democratic politician. In 2004 she ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representativesin North Carolina's 11th Congressional district, losing the hard-fought election by a margin of 55% – 45% to incumbent Republican Charles H. Taylor. Prior to this election she served three consecutive terms on the Buncombe Countycommission and taught in public schoolsfor over 25 years.
Charlotte, North Carolina, Keever received her B.A.degree from Duke Universityand her Masters in Educationfrom Western North Carolina University.
Keever has been politically active in
Ashevilleand Buncombe Countyfor over 30 years. In addition to her 12 years as a county commissioner, she serves on the boards of a number of community organizations and is a past president of the Asheville/Buncombe League of Women Voters. Keever's campaign received strong support from Democrats in the 11th District. She also received significant support from national organizations representing educators, abortion rights supporters, police and firemen, and environmentalists. "Note: The above text was adapted from keeverforcongress.com with permission from her campaign."
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