Margaret Rose Henry

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Margaret Rose Henry
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Delaware State Senate District 2
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 20
Base salary$42,750/year
Per diem$7,334 annual expense allowance
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sTexas Southern University
Master'sSpringfield College
Place of birthRayne, LA
ProfessionAssistant Dean of Student Services at Delaware Technical & Community College
Office website
Margaret Rose Henry has been a Democratic member of the Delaware State Senate representing District 2 since 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 also the Program Coordinator of the Woman's Center at Delaware Technical and Community College in Wilmington.

Before she was a Senator, Henry was active in various human service careers; working at the YMCA, United Way of Delaware, Director of Delaware Guidance Service, Administrator for the Ingleside Retirement Community and Executive Director of Girls Incorporated of Delaware.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Delaware Committee Assignments, 2013
Administrative Services/Elections, Chair
Community/County Affairs
Health & Social Services
Judiciary, Chair
Legislative Council
Permanent Rules


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, 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. [3][4]

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


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. [5] Henry raised $32,111 for her campaign.[6]

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

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010 (Off-cycle)

Delaware State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Margaret Rose Henry's campaign in 2010
Nelson, Patricia$600
Alford Hamilton Associates$600
Valero Energy$600
New Colony North Co$600
Chateau Orleans$600
Total Raised in 2010 $6,775


In 2008, Henry collected $32,111 in contributions.[7] The top contributors to her campaign were as follows:

Donor Amount
Delaware Health Care 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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District 2

Henry represents Delaware Senate District 2 which is located in the northern part of New Castle County, it includes parts of Wilmington as well as some of its suburbs.[8]

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Delaware Senate District 2
Succeeded by