Elected in 2010, Judge Henry is the 28th County Judge in Galveston County history, which dates back to 1838 and only the 5th Judge since World War II. Judge Henry has led the charge to cut spending, shrink the size of county government, lower the tax rate, refinance bonds at historic low rates and worked to ensure the county held some funds in reserve to protect against uncertainty in the health care industry. He’s been a leader in promoting wellness in the county and constituent self-service, leading to better results with fewer employees.
He is a fifth generation Texan, born and raised in the Houston area, and a graduate of the University of Houston. After graduation, he received an appointment to Air Force Officer Training School and worked in the classified arena of Space Operations, and then held many staff positions at Professional Military Colleges.
After six years of active duty, Captain Henry transferred to the Air Force Reserve where he retired as a Major in 2010 while running for office.
In 1995, then Captain, built a successful aviation company in Galveston County which still operates today and has been recognized by the US Government for its excellent service. In 2014, Mark founded a new microbrewery which is rapidly expanding.
Mark is married to Amy, and father of five children, which include two new twin girls born in the Fall of 2015. Formerly a runner, Mark’s only hobby now is taking care of his girls and living without sleep.
After winning re-election in 2014, Mark is now serving a second term and we are all very lucky to have his friendship and leadership as Galveston County Judge.
Provided by The Office of the County Judge