Lowman Henry


John Henry is a Pennsylvania politician and a former chairman of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association. He is also a board member of the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education. He is also a member of the Republican State Committee. He is married to Carol Lynn Henry and has three sons. His political career began in the late 1940s, when he ran as a populist for state governor in Pennsylvania. After being elected, he joined the Republican Party.

Howell ran as a left-wing populist

As a gubernatorial candidate, Howell whipped anti-establishment sentiment and was an early liberal in Virginia politics. But his candidacy in the state’s Democratic primary in 1967 and independent run for Governor in 1969 failed to secure the Democrats’ nomination. His style of politics also put him out of favor with both his party and many established institutions. He never had an editorial page in any local newspaper and was the only gubernatorial candidate from Norfolk not invited to the elite clubs and societies.

Although he was a law professor at the University of Oregon, Howell was noted for his pointed rhetoric – the antithesis of courtly debating. He was also known as a student. Larry Sabato, a professor of political science at Norfolk Catholic High School, had the pleasure of speaking with Howell and learned the ins and outs of politics on his porch.

He lost to Doug Mastriano in the Democratic primary

Mastriano, a former Army colonel and Gulf War veteran, was a popular pick among evangelicals and grassroots conservatives. He has raised $1.6 million from individual donors since the start of the 2021 campaign, including a $100,000 donation from potato roll magnate Jim Martin. Mastriano was first elected to the state Senate in 2019 and began his time there as a conservative backbencher. He has supported policies that restrict access to abortion and expand natural gas drilling.

Doug Mastriano was a longtime ally of President Barack Obama and fought to reverse Joe Biden’s victory. He had bused supporters to a Trump rally in Washington, D.C. Despite the police presence and the protesters, Mastriano argued that he didn’t cross the police lines or enter the U.S. Capitol, but video footage showed he was with a mob rushing past police barriers. The Republican candidate has also fought against criticism over his past actions and associations and has an antipathy toward the mainstream media.

He is married to Carol Lynn Henry

Lowman S. Henry is a former broadcast and print journalist who has held numerous public office positions. He has served as the Political Director of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Chief of Staff to State Senator Earl Baker, and Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors. He has previously served as a Dauphin County commissioner and was a Republican candidate for State Treasurer in 1992. His wife Carol Lynn Henry has three children with Henry.

In addition to Carol Lynn, Lowman is survived by her children Robert L. Lowman and Dean E. Henry. She also has five grandchildren, Jeffrey Swenson and wife Janet Swenson of Valrico, FL, and Vicky Lowman Young. Other siblings include daughters-in-law Janice Swenson and Jeff Swenson and wife Janet Swenson of Concordia. Their children include Robert L. Lowman and Kimberly J. Sundvold.

He is a member of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association

The PA Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) is a right-wing think tank that also happens to be a business entity. Lowman Henry chairs the PMA Board of Directors and is also a member of its lobbying team. The PMA has repeatedly railed against RGGI, with its lobbyist testifying in Harrisburg against the regulation just last year. It is therefore not surprising that Henry is a member of this group.

He has been active in public policy for decades. He was the president of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association from 1991 to 2004 and also served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association’s board. Henry is also on the board of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania and the Foundation for Free Enterprise Education. In addition to his roles in public affairs, he is also a member of the Republican State Committee and the Colonial Park Rotary Club. He is married to Carol Lynn Henry and has three sons.

He was a political director for the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania

In announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president, Ted Cruz has chosen Lowman Henry to chair his Pennsylvania state committee operation. Henry is a longtime conservative activist, the chairman of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, a nonprofit public policy foundation in Harrisburg, and a former Dauphin County commissioner. He also served as a Republican candidate for state treasurer in 1992.

The Pennsylvania primary election is May 17th, and the Republican field is large. The race for governor is extremely competitive, and both offices could decide the outcome of the next presidential election. In some GOP primaries, efforts to rig elections are part of a larger story. In one recent GOP primary, candidate Saylor cited Lowman Henry, who argued against the gas tax holiday. He said that free market development could help reduce costs and expand infrastructure, but Knepper countered that his political work was stifling free market development.


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