Liberal MLA Robert Henderson is seeking re-election for O’Leary-Inverness (District 25) in the 2023 provincial election.
“The upcoming election is a vital one,” said Henderson, who has represented the district since 2007. “Islanders are facing some real issues and challenges. They have a choice of sticking with the status quo where nothing seems to have improved or gotten done in the last four years, or a choice for positive change and real leadership.”
Henderson has been a strong voice representing his constituents on several issues, including:
“We need strong leadership to manage these vital issues that impact Islanders every day,” said Henderson. “I want to continue my work and be a strong voice for residents.”
Henderson was minister of tourism and culture from 2011 to 2015, minister of health and wellness from 2015 to 2018, and minister of agriculture and fisheries from 2018 to 2019. He currently serves as the third-party whip in the legislature. Henderson is also third-party critic for health; agriculture and land; Indigenous relations; and transportation, infrastructure and energy.
Before entering politics, Henderson was an economic development officer, employment counsellor and potato, beef and blueberry farmer. He has been an active community volunteer chairing numerous organizations, including Ellerslie Tyne Valley Community School, Tyne Valley Rink, West Prince Community Futures, PEI Guitar Festival, Western Sports Council, Tyne Valley Oyster Festival and others.