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  Henry, Brad
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AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameBrad Henry
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Shawnee, Oklahoma , United States
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Born July 10, 1963 (57 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Nov 25, 2012 11:09pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Baptist - Christian - Protestant - Straight -
InfoCharles Bradford "Brad" Henry

Brad Henry is the Governor of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected in 2002, defeating former Republican Congressman Steve Largent and Independent candidate Gary Richardson. Largent and Henry each received about 43% of the vote, while Richardson (a former Republican candidate) was the second most successful third-party gubernatorial candidate in the nation in the 2002 election, receiving 14% of the vote.

Brad Henry was officially sworn in as Oklahoma's 26th governor on January 13, 2003.

A third generation Oklahoman, he was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, where he attended public schools and graduated from Shawnee High School. After graduating, Henry attended the University of Oklahoma as a President's Leadership Scholar and earned a bachelor's degree in economics in 1985. In 1988, Governor Henry was awarded his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he served as managing editor of the Law Review.

Henry made national headlines by giving sanctuary from the redistricting warrant to Texas Democrats in that state's legislature by allowing them to travel across state lines into Oklahoma en masse to deny a quorum for voting on a redistricting plan. "Our position is that, without a warrant signed by a judge, we have no authority. Even under those circumstances, we are hesitant to get pulled into a Texas political battle. If we're going to do battle with Texas, we prefer that it be on the football field," Henry said through his spokesman.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/23/2010-09/23/2010 Rasmussen Reports 58.00% ( 4.0) 41.00% ( 6.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
08/26/2010-08/26/2010 Rasmussen Reports 62.00% ( 3.0) 35.00% ( 2.0) 2.00% ( 2.0)
07/28/2010-07/28/2010 Rasmussen Reports 59.00% ( 1.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 2.0)
06/30/2010-06/30/2010 Rasmussen Reports 60.00% ( 4.0) 39.00% ( 5.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
02/24/2010-02/24/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
05/13/2009-05/17/2009 Public Policy Polling 52.00% ( 0.0) 36.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
12/16/2007-12/19/2007 Sooner Poll 76.00% ( 7.0) 16.00% ( 6.0) 8.00% ( 1.0)
01/19/2007-01/21/2007 Sooner Poll 83.00% ( 3.0) 10.00% ( 4.0) 7.00% ( 1.0)
10/19/2006-10/23/2006 Sooner Poll 80.00% ( 4.0) 14.00% ( 1.0) 6.00% ( 3.0)
10/06/2006-10/07/2006 Oklahoma University 76.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 75.00% ( 8.0) 21.00% ( 7.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Survey USA 67.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 2.0) 5.00% ( 2.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 67.00% ( 7.0) 26.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
02/10/2006-02/12/2006 Survey USA 74.00% ( 8.0) 23.00% ( 4.0) 3.00% ( 4.0)
01/27/2006-01/30/2006 Sooner Poll 76.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
01/13/2006-01/15/2006 Survey USA 66.00% ( 7.0) 27.00% ( 3.0) 7.00% ( 4.0)
08/15/2005-08/17/2005 WPA Intelligence (WPAi) 61.00% ( 4.0) 25.00% ( 3.0) 14.00% ( 7.0)
06/23/2005-06/27/2005 Consumer Logic 72.00% ( 7.0) 17.50% ( 17.5) 10.50% ( 10.5)
05/06/2005-05/08/2005 Survey USA 59.00% ( 0.0) 30.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
05/16/2004-05/19/2004 WPA Intelligence (WPAi) 65.00% ( 3.0) 28.00% ( 1.0) 7.00% ( 2.0)
02/16/2004-02/19/2004 WPA Intelligence (WPAi) 68.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 5.00% ( 0.0)
01/14/2004-01/21/2004 Consumer Logic 65.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0) 0.00% ( 0.0)
05/02/2003-06/05/2003 Unknown 65.00% ( 0.0) 17.00% ( 0.0) 18.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 02, 2005 12:00am Poll [OK] Unlike the president's, [Gov] Henry's ratings remain high  Article ArmyDem 
May 14, 2004 12:00am News Governor Spares Life of Mexican National; Victim's Family Protest Action  Article Gerald Farinas 
Mar 20, 2004 12:00am Poll [Brad] Henry's approval rate 65 percent, poll says  Article ArmyDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.50000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/07/2006 OK Governor Won 66.50% (+33.01%)
  07/25/2006 OK Governor - D Primary Won 85.82% (+71.63%)
  11/05/2002 OK Governor Won 43.27% (+0.66%)
  09/17/2002 OK Governor - D Runoff Won 52.42% (+4.83%)
  08/27/2002 OK Governor - D Primary Won 28.51% (+0.00%)
  11/07/2000 OK State Senate 17 Won 58.24% (+16.48%)
  11/05/1996 OK State Senate 17 Won 58.10% (+16.20%)
  11/03/1992 OK State Senate 17 Won 54.92% (+9.84%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  06/24/2014 OK US Senate - D Primary Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Question 746 - Voter Identification Amendment - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
Question 756 - Oklahoma Health Care Freedom Amendment - Nov 02, 2010 NO No
OK US Senate - D Primary - Jul 29, 2008 D Andrew Rice
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
OK State Question 687 (Cockfighting Ban) - Nov 05, 2002 NO No