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Ed Henry
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Alabama House of Representatives District 9
In office
November 3, 2010-Present
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMid-Western State University, 2006
Date of birthJuly 30, 1970
Place of birthHartselle, AL
Office website
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Ed Henry (b. July 30, 1970) is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Henry earned his B.S. in Radiological Sciences from Mid-Western State University in Texas. His professional experience includes working as a Medical Sales Representative for General Electric Medical Division from 1997 to 2002, Director of Radiology at Woodland Medical Center from 2000 to 2002, CT Technologist for Decatur General Hospital from 2002 to 2007 and Cardiac CT Specialist for The Heart Center. Henry served in the United States Air Force as a Radiological Technologist from 1993 to 1997.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Henry served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Education Policy
State Government
Ways and Means Education


Henry served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:


Campaign themes


Henry's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Issues
"Ed Henry is a proven reformer who has spent his time in Montgomery fighting for common sense conservative principles. He was named the 2nd most conservative member of the House. He will continue to work hard to protect our conservative beliefs and Alabama values."
  • Limited Government
"Ed is a strong supporter of the Constitution and the limited power it gives. In addition to supporting legislation designed to keep Obamacare out of Alabama, he assisted in cutting $1 billion of wasteful spending and helped pass the strongest ethics law in the nation that is punishing corrupt officials and protecting taxpayer dollars."
  • Life
"Ed is a passionate supporter of life, and his voting record proves it. In addition to sponsoring and passing Alabama's 48-hour waiting period for abortions, he voted to prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, prohibit insurance coverage for abortions, require medical care at abortion clinics, and provide tax credits for adaptions."
  • Free Market Economy
"Ed joined Governor Bentley in passing targeted incentives that created jobs and reduced unemployment. Ed will work to turn Alabama's economy in the right direction by creating an environment that encourages economic growth and opportunity."
  • Education
"Ed has worked hard to better our state's education system and give our kids a great public education. Ed put more money directly into our children's classrooms without a single year of proration. He also helped pass the Accountability Act of 2013 which gave parents, students, and school systems the ability to better their situations while protecting the rights and benefits of our hardworking teachers in the process."
  • Second Amendment
"Ed cosponsored with Senator Beason the NRA-endorsed omnibus gun bill, SB286. He is committed to ensuring the citizens of Alabama have a right to defend themselves."


Henry's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Ethics
Excerpt: "The primary problem I see with our current representatives in the Federal and State government is that they have forgotten their roles. Our representatives were intended to be servants of the people."[2]
  • Education
Excerpt: "Education is the cornerstone our community is built on. It seems to me that we need to reform an education system that rewards incompetent teachers and hinders good teachers. "[3]
  • Economics
Excerpt: "The key to economic growth is not putting money into a system; it is leaving money in the system that works (Lower Taxes)."[4]
  • State Sovereignty
Excerpt: "By declaring sovereignty in accordance with the Constitution, we endeavor to reinstall the foundations of strength that once were and soon will be again, the supreme law of our land!"[5]
  • Health Care System
Excerpt: "I have worked in the health care professions for long enough to know that virtually everything that is wrong with medical care is the result of Federal meddling, while virtually everything good that happens in medical care happens at the local, community level."[6]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Ed Henry defeated Melvin Hasting in the Republican primary and was unchallenged in the general election.[7][8][9][10]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEd Henry Incumbent 57.3% 4,350
Melvin Hasting 42.7% 3,243
Total Votes 7,593


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Henry defeated Dwight Tankersley in the June 1 primary.[11] He then defeated Kathy White Goodwin in the general election.[12]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 9 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Henry (R) 11,405
Kathy White Goodwin (D) 4,294
Alabama House of Representatives, District 9 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Henry (R) 5,221
Dwight Tankersley (R) 3,091

Campaign donors


In 2010, Henry raised $151,258 in contributions.[13]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $46,235
Alabama Association Of Realtors $10,000
Business Council Of Alabama $6,000
Henry, Hugh E $6,000


Henry and his wife, Wendi, have two children.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Ronald Grantland
Alabama House District 9
Succeeded by