Patsy Keever

Patsy Keever

Patsy Keever (born December 20, 1947) is an American educator and Democratic politician. In 2004 she ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 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 County commission and taught in public schools for over 25 years.

Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Keever received her B.A. degree from Duke University and her Masters in Education from Western North Carolina University.

Keever has been politically active in Asheville and Buncombe County for 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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