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3-6-JonHenryJon Allen Henry is pleased to announce his intent to run for Eddy County commissioner for District 2.

Henry, his wife, Tawnya, and two children chose Artesia as their home and the ideal community in which to start a small business in 2009. Henry has a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, as well as more than 15 years’ experience in the hospitality industry.

He grew up just down the road in Cloudcroft, where his family business sparked his love for the hotel and restaurant industry, and ultimately brought him to Artesia to open Henry’s BBQ. The change from a corporate career to small business owner afforded him the opportunity to be more present for his family and more effective in his community.

Henry is community-minded, serving as the executive board vice president for the Artesia Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Economic Development Board and the Quarterback Club, and deacon and student ministry teacher at First Baptist Church. He has also served on mission trips and in many other roles in the church and community.

Additionally, Henry is working at a local real estate company and anticipates his realtor license sometime this spring.

“It has been a lifelong dream to pursue a path into public service in an elected capacity,” said Henry. “I want to make a difference in my community and in the lives of the people I serve.”

Henry feels he can bring solid leadership, accountability, logic, and measurable goals to the Eddy County Commission. He says he sees the valuable diversity in the county and looks forward to visiting with the people of Eddy County to learn how he may best serve their needs and interests.

For more information, contact Henry at [email protected]

The Eddy County Commission elections will be part of the 2016 Primary Election, set for Tuesday, June 7. Voter registration for the election closes May 10; Artesians are encouraged to register to vote.