Commissioner Keith G. Henry

Commissioner Keith G. Henry

Texas House, District 23, TX

Commissioner Henry and his wife are natives of Galveston County, TX, and have three children. Commissioner Henry and his twin brother grew up in public housing and a two-room shack in a disenfranchised community with a mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for them. Being raised in a disenfranchised community served as a motivator for Commissioner Henry to advocate for a more equitable society. Moreover, Commissioner Henry's wife, Dionne, has an ardent passion for supporting single mothers and advocating for women's rights. Correspondingly, Commissioner Henry is motivated by the imperative to look his daughters in the eye and candidly tell them they can be a CEO and make a comparable salary to their brother when they grow up. Additionally, Commissioner Henry shares an indomitable will to answer his son when asked, were his father's initiatives influential relative to assisting the least vulnerable among us.

Commissioner Henry has worked at every level of government, in addition to his professional nonprofit and education experience. Currently, Commissioner Henry serves as Commissioner (City Councilman) of the City of Texas City, District 1. Commissioner Henry's accomplishments include being published in multiple publications, being named 40 under 40 for his native Galveston County, and a 40 under 40 honor for the Texas Coalition of Black Democrats. Commissioner Henry holds a Bachelor of Arts & Letters in English/Minor in Journalism from the State University of New York College at Buffalo State College (Buffalo, NY); A Masters of Public Administration from Texas Southern University; and near completion of his Ph.D. in Public Policy. Notably, While attending Buffalo State, Commissioner Henry was an All-conference and All-Academic track and field athlete.