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The son of immigrants from Haiti, Daniel Henry is a native Floridian, first-generation American, and millennial leader. 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. Daniel also served as a Democratic National Committee Member for a partial-term during the 2020 Presidential Election. Prior to being elected DEC Chair, Daniel was the immediate past First Vice Chair (2017-2018) and Secretary (2016-2017).

 

Under Daniel’s leadership, the Duval County DEC has achieved major wins in the past 2 years

 

  • turned Duval County Blue in a presidential year for the first time in 44-years and in a gubernatorial year for the first time in 36-years;
  • built the largest expansion of vote-by-mail registration in Duval County history. Its expansion grew Democratic VBM registration from 25k to 94k in only 9-months;
  • coalesced multiple progressive organizations to collectively organize with the party to conduct GOTV in the 2018 and 2020 elections;


Outside of the party, 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.