BioMike McIntyre was first elected to represent North Carolina's Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996. He is now serving in his 8th term.
In Congress, Rep. McIntyre is a member of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Armed Services Committee where he pushes to promote and protect our farm families and is committed to our nation’s servicemen and women, veterans, and military retirees. Additionally, he has been a leader on law enforcement issues, an avid defender of our senior citizens, and a strong advocate for improved health care and education.
In 2007 he won the National Leadership Award given by the National Association of Development Organizations "for his outstanding commitment and support of federal regional economic and community development programs." Five times he has been named to the Legislative Honor Roll for the Southern Economic Development Council. And in 2002, he also received the top state award, the North Carolina Security Advancing Workforce Development Award.
A nationally-recognized leader on beach and waterway issues, Rep. McIntyre received top honors in the U.S. Congress by winning the Admiral’s Circle Award, sponsored by the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association in 2005. He also has been honored by the American Coastal Coalition and its successor organization, the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association. He is founder and Co-Chairman of the Congressional Waterways Caucus. Congressman McIntyre was also chosen as the “Beach Preservationist of the Year” in 2005 by the Oak Island Beach Preservation Society. And he has received the Conservationist Award by the NC Coastal Land Trust.
Because of his fight for our senior citizens, the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare has honored Mike with a pair of boxing gloves, and in 2005 he was named the winner of the “MVP” Award for the entire Congress by TREA Senior Citizens League.
Congressman McIntyre was named the 2007 National Legislator of the Year by the National Farm Service Agency Employees Association. He has also received the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award from the Robeson County Crop Promotion Association. His leadership was critical to the passage of the tobacco buyout legislation which will result in nearly $4 billion for North Carolina’s economy.
In 2008, Rep. McIntyre was awarded the National Legislator of the Year for his work advocating on behalf of our nation’s veterans.
A Morehead Scholar at UNC, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa as a political science major in 1978 and received his Juris Doctorate in 1981. His senior year of college the chancellor presented him the Sullivan Award, for best exemplifying in his class "unselfish interest in the welfare of his fellow man" during his collegiate career.
Active in community, church, civic, and professional activities, Mike McIntyre has served as a leader in the Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce, coached three All-American Drug-Free Sports Teams and has been active in Rotary Club, Boy Scouts, and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). Additionally, Rep. McIntyre has been a lay leader in the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, including serving as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher, and Chairman of the Weekday School and Day Care Committee.
In 1987, Representative McIntyre was chosen as one of the state’s Five Outstanding Young North Carolinians of the Year by the North Carolina Jaycees. As a strong advocate of issues that impact the family, he was a charter member of both the North Carolina Commission on Children & Youth and the North Carolina Commission on the Family. In 1989 he earned the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service for his work with children and educators. Representative McIntyre has worked tirelessly to improve education and has been a volunteer in the schools for over 24 years, continuing that commitment as he serves in Congress. The North Carolina PTA has conferred upon him an Honorary Life Membership “in recognition of outstanding contributions and exemplary service to children and youth.”
In addition to his Washington office, Rep. McIntyre maintains four district offices in Bolivia, Fayetteville, Lumberton, and Wilmington. Rep. McIntyre lives in Lumberton with his wife Dee. His sons, Joshua and Stephen, both received scholarships to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and both graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law Schools. where Stephen recently graduated from law school, and where Joshua is currently a 3rd year law student. Stephen practices with the law firm of Musselwhite, Musselwhite, Branch & Grantham in Lumberton. Joshua practices law at Shipman and Wright in Wilmington where he resides with his wife, Caroline.