Pat McGeehan is a four-term Republican member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. He is the son of Lt. Col. Mark McGeehan, who died in the 1994 Fairchild Air Force Base B-52 crash.
Rep. McGeehan is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and from 1998 to 2006, served in the U.S. Air Force. He spent his years of service as an intelligence officer, reaching the rank of captain, with time spent in the Middle East and Afghanistan. After leaving the military, McGeehan joined the business sector. In 2006, he became president of Mountain State Packaging in Newell, and later worked in business sales for Frontier Communications. He currently is a youth counselor, helping to manage a private school which caters to troubled children.
Rep. McGeehan represented the 1st District in the state House of Delegates from 2008 to 2010, serving on the Constitutional Revision Committee and the Government Organization Committee. In April 2013, McGeehan announced he would run for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jay Rockefeller and was endorsed by the Republican Liberty Caucus. He eventually withdrew from that race and in 2014 was reelected to his former seat in the House of Delegates, where he has served since.
In 2012, he released his first book entitled, Printing Our Way to Poverty: The Consequences of American Inflation, and in 2017, his latest book, Stoicism and the Statehouse: An Old Philosophy Serving a New Idea was published, in which he drew inspiration from the ancient Stoics in advocating the cause of freedom.
Rep. McGeehan resides with his daughter Kennedy in his hometown of Chester, West Virginia.