Being an avid believer in education as the tool for change, Maxine Henry Wilson is going into representational politics with the firm belief that a nation that is well learned will mean a nation that can stand more on its own.
A bright public administrator, Mrs. Henry Wilson has served in many areas of public and political life.
She has lectured at the University of the West Indies; has held government positions within the Ministry of Finance and Planning, has served as Minister of Information, and Minister Without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister.
Accompanying this has been her long and successful sojourn as General Secretary of the People's National Party. It was her insight and instrumental leadership and management, which assisted with the Party's victory in 1997. She has also served as Government Senator, specifically as Leader of Government Business in the Upper House.
Succeeding Comrade Easton Douglas in East Central St. Andrew, Comrade Henry-Wilson has much to offer the people of the constituency, which has seen two significant developments in recent months, the refurbishing of the National Stadium and the construction of Emancipation Park.
Comrade Henry Wilson was born on February 1, 1952, in Manchester, Jamaica. Married with one child, she attended Vaz Preparatory, and St. Andrew High, the University of the West Indies, and Rutger's State University.
Her highest academic awards are in Public Administration and Public Policy.
One of five children, she is a member of the Baptist Church and enjoys Jazz, going to the movies, and drama in her spare time.