The son of immigrants from Haiti, Daniel Henry is a native Floridian, first-generation American, and political leader in Jacksonville. Growing up, Daniel's parents instilled in him the value of hard work, service, and integrity.
In January 2019, Daniel was unanimously elected Chair of the Duval County Democratic Party, the 6th largest county party in the state. Upon his election, he broke multiple glass ceilings: becoming the youngest party chair in the state, the youngest chair in the local party’s history, and the first African-American male to be elected to the position. In his role as Chair, he is responsible for leading a 200+ membership in activating, organizing, and empowering individuals and organizations focused on Democratic issues and causes. In addition to improving the public's understanding of the party’s platform, Daniel acts as the voice of the 278,000+ registered Democrats in Duval County.
Within the Florida Democratic Party, Daniel serves as a Democratic National Committee Member. He was appointed to the position in August 2020.
Prior to being elected Party Chair, Daniel was the immediate past First Vice Chair and Secretary before that. Not one to shy away from political involvement, Daniel has also served in multiple roles with the Jacksonville Young Democrats, including President, Vice President, and Communications Director.
Taking on the mantle of community service, Daniel was appointed by the Jacksonville City Council to the Taxation, Revenue, & Utilization of Expenditures (“TRUE”) Commission in August 2017. This advisory commission is tasked with advising the city on its long-range financial soundness and keeping the public better informed on issues related to city financing and budgeting. In July 2019, he was unanimously elected Chairman. Prior to his service on the commission, Daniel was also appointed to the Duval County Election Advisory Panel in March 2016. He served as Chairman of the panel from 2018-2019.
Timeline of Political Service:
- Duval County Democratic Party (2016 - current)
- Chairman, 2019-current
- First Vice Chair, 2018-2019
- Secretary, 2017-2018
- Florida Democratic Party (2018 - current)
- Democratic National Committee Member, 2020-current
- Campaign Committee Vice Chair, 2019-2020
- Jacksonville Young Democrats (2018 - 2020)
- Communications Director, 2019-2020
- President, 2018-2019
- Vice President, 2018
Timeline of Civic Service:
- Taxation, Revenue, & Utilization of Expenditures Commission (2017 - current)
- Chairman, 2019-current
- Vice Chair, 2018-2019
- Duval County Election Advisory Panel (2016 - current)
- Chairman, 2018-2029
- Vice Chair, 2017-2018