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 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.
Mr. Henderson serves as third party critic for health; agriculture and land; indigenous relations; and, transportation, infrastructure and energy.
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, daughter Sara, Ph.D. in Biochemistry, and her husband Tobias Speth, and grandchildren Olivia, Elliott and Benson.