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Dale Henry
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Former candidate for
Texas Railroad Commission
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Dale Henry was a Democratic candidate for Texas Railroad Commission in the 2014 elections.

Henry previously ran for Texas Railroad Commission in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012.[1]


Henry has worked for decades in research and development for drilling and oil field service companies. He has been a private contractor for the Texas Railroad Commission. He served on the Mills County Commission as a Republican.[2]


  • Degree in petroleum engineering, University of Texas at Austin



See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Henry ran for election to the office of Texas Railroad Commission. Henry lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on March 4, 2014.[1] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

  • Primary
Texas Railroad Commissioner Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Brown 64% 299,009
Dale Henry 36% 168,036
Total Votes 467,045
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.


See also: Texas down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Henry ran for Texas Railroad Commission in 2012. He was unopposed in the May 29 Democratic Primary.

Beryl Burgess, Warren Chisum, Christi Craddick, Joe Cotten, Roland Sledge and Becky Berger sought the Republican nomination. Since no candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote getters - Craddick and Chisum - faced off in a runoff election on July 31, which Craddick won.[3]

Vivekananda Wall ran as a Libertarian and Chris Kennedy ran for the Green Party.

Christi Craddick (R) defeated Henry in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Incumbent Buddy Garcia (R) was appointed to serve in the seat until the general election and did not run for election.[5]

Texas Railroad Commissioner 2 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChristi Craddick 56.2% 4,336,499
     Democratic Dale Henry 39.6% 3,057,733
     Libertarian Vivekananda Wall 2.2% 173,001
     Green Chris Kennedy 2% 153,664
Total Votes 7,720,897
Election Results via Texas Secretary of State.

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Henry lost the election to the position of Texas Railroad Commission in 2012. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $51,935.

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