By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Alabama State Representative Ed Henry (R-Hartselle) announced in a statement on Tuesday, January 27, that he was running as a candidate for Alabama Republican Party District 4 and 5 Vice Chair.
Alabama Representative Henry wrote, “After much thought and prayerful consideration, I feel led to seek the District 4 and 5 Vice Chair position of the Alabama Republican Party, and I am seeking your support. The anti-Obama wave in the last election gave our Party a firm toehold in areas of Alabama that have traditionally supported Democrats, and I have new energy, new ideas, and devout conservative beliefs that we need in order to build and solidify those gains.”
Rep. Henry said that he has, “…earned the reputation of being a conservative fighter who is working to shake up the way Montgomery traditionally operates. I am demanding that we set priorities, make tough choices on spending, and keep our Republican pledge to avoid placing new taxes on the citizens of our State.”
State Representative Henry said, “Because of my conservative actions and calls for fiscal responsibility, the AEA/Democrats made me their number one target for defeat during last year’s Republican primary campaign. Union Boss Henry Mabry recruited and funded my opponent and ran the kind of negative attack and destroy campaign that hasn’t been seen in the South since Sherman marched through Georgia. Even with their efforts, the voters in District 9 gave me a new term with almost 6 percent of the vote. As long as Obama is in office, the Alabama Legislature is our last line of defense against his Socialist agenda, and I am an eager soldier in that continuing battle.”
Rep. Henry stressed his pro-life credentials and support for the US Constitution and its Second Amendment. Rep. Henry said that, “Enacting these important laws, especially on subjects that some may consider controversial, required me to seek support among my colleagues and work well with those across the conservative spectrum. I plan to bring that same kind of consensus-building approach to the Vice Chair of Districts 4 and 5 as I invite your ideas and input to promote the conservative beliefs that differentiate us from the liberals who dominate the Democrat Party.”
Henry said that he is, “The best choice to help lead our Party in the upcoming election cycle.”
Rep. Ed Henry is a native of Hartselle and is a graduate of Hartselle High School. Henry is married since 1993 to Wendi Brown. They have two children. Henry is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he trained in radiology. Henry attends Fairview Church of God in Falkville. Henry left the Air Force to work for Hewlett Packard as a Medical Sales Representative, and then spent 6 years with Decatur General Hospital as a CT Technologist. Ed currently works for The Heart Center where he has been a Cardiac Imaging Specialist since 2007.
Ed Henry was a strong supporter of Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2008 run for the Presidency and became an organizer for the Morgan County chapter of HuckPac and campaigned for him during his 2008 bid to become the Republican nominee for President.
The Alabama Republican Party Executive Party will elect their new leadership team at the party’s Winter Meeting on January 20.