Charles A. Henry
|Charles Alexander Henry|
Louisiana State Representative for
District 82 (Jefferson and
|Assumed office |
January 13, 2020
|Preceded by||Cameron Henry (brother)|
|Born||October 3, 1976|
|Residence||New Orleans, Louisiana|
Charles Alexander Henry (born October 3, 1976) is the Republican state representative for District 82 in Jefferson and Orleans parishes. He succeeded his brother, Cameron Henry, a term-limited representative, who was elected to the District 9 seat in the state Senate in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 12, 2019. Both brothers are considered strong conservatives.
Henry was formerly the chief of staff for U.S. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana's 1st congressional district, who previously was the Republican Majority Whip when his party had the majority in the U.S. House. He is the younger brother of outgoing Representative Cameron Henry, who will become the state senator for District 9. A conservative, Henry in his campaign called for reductions in government and in business taxes so as to expand the state's sagging economy.
Henry's opponent in the House contest was William R. "Trey" Mustian (born August 24, 1956, in Paducah, Kentucky), a 1978 graduate of Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. He is a Metairie attorney and 1981 graduated of Tulane University in New Orleans. Mustian called for changes in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program by holding businesses that obtain tax credits accountable for job creation. He said that if elected he would serve only one four-year term. The district is 41 percent registered Republican and includes Old Metairie, Old Jefferson, and Airline Park.
In the final tally, Henry received 9,625 votes (71 percent) to Mustian's 4,022 (29 percent). Mustian ran a percentage points behind the total number of registered Democrats in the district.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 12, 2019.
- Della Hasselle (September 13, 2019). Chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise squares off against Democrat lawyer for state House seat. The New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved on November 30, 2019.
- Trey. stangamustian.com. Retrieved on November 30, 2019.