Robert Henderson was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the provincial general election of 2007 in District 25, O’Leary-Inverness. He was re-elected in 2011 and, most recently, on May 4, 2015.
Henderson was appointed Minister of Health and Wellness in January 2016.
Mr. Henderson has served as Chair of the Standing Committees on Community and Intergovernmental Affairs and on Education and Innovation. He was also served as a member of the Standing Committees on Health, Social Development and Seniors; Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry; and Legislative Management. He was also a member of the Executive Council Strategic Planning Committee and the Executive Council Operations Committee.
Mr. Henderson has served as a member of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries, the Standing Committee on Communities, Land and Environment, the Standing Committee on Public Accounts, and the Standing Committee on Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges.
On January 10, 2018 Premier MacLauchlan appointed Henderson to be Prince Edward Island’s Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries
He is a former economic development officer, employment counsellor and farmer, and has been an active community volunteer. Prior to entering politics, Mr. Henderson was an active community volunteer taking on leadership roles on numerous community organizations.
Mr. Henderson and his wife Sandra live in Freeland. They have two daughters, Chantel and Sara.
District 25 Liberal Association Contact: Scott Smith