Campaign links: Patsy Keever (D-NC-10)
Patricia R. “Patsy” Keever
Patsy Keever Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 10
Biography of Patsy Keever from Patsy Keever for Congress
Putting people first” is not merely a campaign slogan; for Patsy Keever it’s a way of life.
Born and raised in Charlotte, Patsy graduated from Duke University before moving to Buncombe County, where she has been positive force in her community for more than 40 years.
Patsy taught in the public schools for 25 years while raising a family that now includes grandchildren. While still teaching, she was elected to three terms on the Buncombe County Commission and served for 12 years.
After the death of her husband John, Patsy ran for the U.S. Congress in 2004 against Charles Taylor in NC District 11. Her spirited campaign inspired a new level of political participation in the region and an awareness that true power resides in the hands of the citizens.
After her race for Congress, Patsy married Jim Aycock, retired publisher of the Black Mountain News. She also participated in a triathlon, delighted in her three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren and planted a vegetable garden.
In 2010, Patsy ran for the NC House of Representatives. She won the Democratic primary and was appointed by Gov. Perdue to serve the remainder of Rep. Bruce Goforth’s term after his resignation. Patsy was elected to the NC House on November 2, 2010, and during her first term she has supported quality education for all children, clean air and water, meaningful work for all who seek it and equal rights for all our citizens.
Patsy is a devoted member of her church . . . grateful for the teachings that inspire her public service and for the ongoing compassion and support of her church community.