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, and also served in Cabinet as Minister of Tourism and Culture from 2011 to 2015, Minister of Health and Wellness from 2015 to 2018, and Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries from 2018 to 2019. He currently serves as the Third Party Whip in the legislature.
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, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and her finacée Tobias Speth.
Member History Table
|Constituency||Party||Start Date||End Date|
|25-O'Leary-Inverness||Liberal||April 2019||Current Member|
|25-O'Leary-Inverness||Liberal||May 2015||April 2019|
|25-O'Leary-Inverness||Liberal||October 2011||May 2015|
|25-O'Leary-Inverness||Liberal||May 2007||October 2011|
|Responsibility||Start Date||End Date|
|Third Party Whip||2019||Current|
|Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries||January 2018||April 2019|
|Minister of Health and Wellness||January 2016||January 2018|
|Minister of Tourism and Culture||October 2011||January 2016|
|Minister Responsible for PEI Liquor Control Commission||October 2011||January 2016|
|Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism||October 2011||January 2016|
|Committee Name||Role||Start Date||End Date|
|Natural Resources and Environmental Sustainability||Committee Member||2019||Current|
|Public Accounts||Committee Member||2019||Current|
|Rules, Regulations, Private Bills and Privileges||Committee Member||2015||2019|
|Education and Economic Development||Committee Member||2016||2019|
|Agriculture and Fisheries||Chair||2015||2016|
|Communities, Land and Environment||Committee Member||2015||2016|
|Public Accounts||Committee Member||2015||2016|
|Agriculture, Environment, Energy and Forestry||Committee Member||2010||2012|
|Community and Intergovernmental Affairs||Chair||2010||2012|
|Health, Social Development and Seniors||Committee Member||2010||2012|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Environment||Committee Member||2007||2010|
|Community Affairs and Economic Development||Chair||2007||2010|
|Social Development||Committee Member||2007||2010|