Robert Henderson was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the provincial general election of 2007 in District 25, O’Leary-Inverness. He was re-elected in 2011, 2015 and, most recently, on April 23, 2019.
Mr. Henderson has served as Chair of the Standing Committees on Community and Intergovernmental Affairs, Education and Innovation and Agriculture and Fisheries.
Mr. Henderson also served as Minister of Tourism and Culture from 2011 to 2015, and Minister of Health and Wellness after being re-elected in 2015. On January 10, 2018, he was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, a portfolio he held in until 2019.
He is a former economic development officer, employment counselor and potato, beef and blueberry farmer, and has been an active community volunteer chairing numerous organizations including Ellerslie Tyne Valley Community School, Tyne Valley Rink, West Prince Community Futures, PEI Guitar Festival, Tyne Valley Oyster Festival and others. Mr. Henderson enjoys hockey, golf, music and managing his farm property.
Mr. Henderson and his wife Sandra live in Freeland. Their family includes daughter Chantel, a Registered Nurse, son-in-law Paul Noye, granddaughter Olivia, and daughter Sara, PHD in Biochemistry, and her finacée Tobias Speth.