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 250,000+ registered Democrats in Duval County. 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 civic service, Daniel was appointed to the Taxation, Revenue, & Utilization of Expenditures (“TRUE”) Commission in August 2017 by Council President Anna Broche. In July 2019, Daniel was unanimously elected Chair of the TRUE Commission, with a mandate to advise on the city’s long-range financial soundness and keep the public better informed on issues related to city financing and budgeting. Prior to his service on the commission, Daniel was appointed to the Duval County Election Advisory Panel (“EAP”) by Council President Greg Anderson in March 2016. Daniel served as Chair of EAP from 2018-2019.