Michael Henry

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Henry graduated from Montclair State University, received a Master’s degree in International Relations from St. John’s University, and graduated from Touro Law. Henry is a commercial litigation attorney from Astoria and previously represented asylum seekers from China before the Executive Office of Immigration Review. Henry was a judicial intern for The Honorable John M. Czygier, Jr., Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court, and has served as a legal and political analyst for television, radio, news, and political organizations. 
Before becoming a lawyer, Henry worked in the mortgage industry. Henry is currently a member of the Federalist Society, and has served the Federalist Society as a law school chapter president and a regional coordinator. He also is a part of multiple Italian American Lawyers associations.

Key Issues

Accountability

Henry wants to end one-party rule in New York, restructure the Attorney General’s Public Integrity Division through legislative action, and partner with local prosecutors to address corruption. Henry also supports strengthening ethics and corruption enforcement in state government and further investigating the deaths of nursing home residents. Henry is against former Attorney General’s lawsuits against the Trump administration, and says that he will not target the Biden administration.

Criminal Justice

Henry supports replacing bail reform passed in 2019, sending drug users to drug rehab treatment for 12 to 16 months instead of jail, and assisting those with severe mental illness without freeing them to walk the streets. Henry supports working with law enforcement, local prosecutors, and communities to reduce crime, and is against lawsuits against the NYPD. 

 

Endorsements

New York State Conservative Party; Otsego County GOP Chairman, Senator Peter Oberacker; Queens County GOP Chairman, Tony Nunziato; Montgomery County GOP Chairman, Mike McMahon; Saratoga County GOP Chairman, Carl Zeilman; Schoharie County GOP Chairman, Chris Tague; Bronx County Conservative Party Chair, Patrick McManus; Staten Island Republican Committee; Hamilton County GOP Chairman Clark Seaman; Schuyler County Republican Committee; Chautauqua County GOP Chairwoman, Nacole Ellis; Nassau County Republican Committee; Suffolk County Republican Committee; Tioga County GOP Chairman, Don Castellucci; Ontario County GOP Chairwoman, Trisha Turner; Onondaga GOP delegates; Monroe County Republican Committee; Bronx County Republican Committee; Candidate for U.S. House, representing NY District 3, George Santos; New York Young Republican Club

Sources

https://www.hudsonvalley360.com/news/nyc-attorney-announces-bid-for-ag/article_80700f88-f3f0-11eb-8f25-8f9fd1a0fc86.html

https://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/michael-henry-wants-to-shake-up-ag-office/article_56e0c4cc-eabd-5d94-b319-4ffa22690760.html

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/ny-state-of-politics/2021/10/04/why-republican-ag-candidate-michael-henry-won-t-be-an–aspiring-governor-

https://nystateofpolitics.com/state-of-politics/new-york/politics/2021/11/23/michael-henry-thinks-he-can-end-gop-s-statewide-election-drought

https://michaelhenryforag.com/

https://twitter.com/michaelhenry123?lang=en

https://nyyrc.com/endorsements/endorsement-michael-henry-for-new-york-attorney-general/