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Margaret Rose Henry
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Delaware State Senate District 2
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
January 7, 2019
Years in position 21
Majority Whip, Delaware State Senate
Base salary$44,041/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas Southern University
Master'sSpringfield College
Date of birthJune 20, 1944
Place of birthRayne, LA
ProfessionAssistant dean of Student Services at Delaware Technical & Community College
Office website
Margaret Rose Henry (b. June 20, 1944) is a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate, representing District 2. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994. She has been re-elected twice since coming into office to finish the term of Herman Holloway in 1994. She currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip.


Henry graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Texas Southern University and later obtained a Master's degree from Springfield College. Henry is program coordinator of the Woman's Center at Delaware Technical and Community College in Wilmington. Prior to her election, Henry was active in various human service careers; working at the YMCA and United Way of Delaware, serving as director of Delaware Guidance Service, an administrator for the Ingleside Retirement Community and the executive director of Girls Incorporated of Delaware.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2015
Administrative Services/Elections, Chair
Community/County Affairs
Health & Social Services
Judiciary, Chair
Legislative Council
Permanent Rules


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Henry served on the following committees:


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Henry served on these committees:[2]



See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Delaware State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on September 9, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was July 8, 2014. Incumbent Margaret Rose Henry was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Robert F. Martin (R) was unopposed in the Republican primary. Henry defeated Martin in the general election.[3][4][5]

Delaware State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret Rose Henry Incumbent 87.9% 7,324
     Republican Robert F. Martin 12.1% 1,010
Total Votes 8,334


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2012

Henry ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Delaware State Senate District 2. Henry ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on September 11, 2012 and was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Delaware State Senate, District , General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret Rose Henry Incumbent 100% 15,197
Total Votes 15,197


See also: Delaware State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Henry won re-election to the Delaware State Senate from Delaware's 2nd Senate District. Henry was unopposed in the election, and she received 11,872 votes.[8] Henry raised $32,111 for her campaign.[9]

Delaware State Senate, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Margaret Rose Henry (D) 11,872 100.0%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Henry is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Henry raised a total of $70,642 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[10]

Margaret Rose Henry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Delaware State Senate, District 2 Won $31,756
2010 Delaware State Senate, District 2 Not up for election $6,775
2008 Delaware State Senate, District 2 Won $32,111
Grand Total Raised $70,642


Henry won re-election to the Delaware State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $31,756.

2010 (Off-cycle)


In 2008, Henry collected $32,111 in contributions.[11] The top contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Healthcare Association $700
Delaware Trial Lawyers Association $600
Robert Buccini c/o Rubin Kasnett and Associates $600
Young, Conaway, Stargatt, and Taylor $600
Rhett Ruggerio Government Relations $600
Karl McIntosh $600
Alan R. Bradley, Jr. $600
Wal-Mart $600
American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees $600
Boilermakers Local Lodge 13 $600
Leon N. Weiner and Associates Inc. $600
Nonpartisan Citizens for Business Expansion $600


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Preceded by
Delaware Senate District 2
Succeeded by