Elected: March 2020
Henry's history of public service spans over 20 years. From 2003 to 2020, he served on the Garvey Elementary School District Board of Education. As a board member, he co-founded the Garvey Education Foundation, which has raised community support for the schools in the district since its founding in 2007.
As a proponent of creating collaborative relationships between public agencies, Henry's leadership helped to develop an academic partnership between the Garvey Elementary School District and East Los Angeles College. Between 2016 and 2020, Henry was an appointed member of the City of Monterey Park Economic Development Advisory Commission in which he and his fellow commissioners provided input on how to improve the city's economic climate.
Since 1999, Henry has been an advocate for our communities to the State of California; he served as staff for several of the San Gabriel Valley's state legislators, including State Senator Dr. Gloria Romero and State Assemblymember Mike Eng. Currently, he is a Senior Field Representative at the District Office of State Assemblymember Ed Chau.
Henry is the son of working-class immigrants who came to California seeking the American Dream. He grew up as a latchkey kid while both his parents worked and was the first in his family to attend college. Henry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Colby College and a Master in Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge.