I am the People's Representative!

I was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

I am the only candidate for State House:
  • With Financial, Tax Law, National, International, Security, Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Credentials.
  • Who is a decorated U.S. Air Force Veteran.
  • Who is an award winning Inspector General Officer, appointed and commissioned by Former President Bill Clinton and Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.  I was confirmed by the U.S. 105th Congress as an officer of the U.S. Diplomatic Corps.
I have been defending and helping the citizens of North Carolina including Military Veterans for many years.  I am a decorated Veteran of the United States Air Force. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Shaw University, in Raleigh, N.C. and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Southeastern University in Washington, D.C.  I am a retired U.S. Diplomat Inspector General Officer, from the Department of State's, U.S. Agency for International Development, (USAID) 2005.  I have dealt with and made recommendations to write and revise legislation on a national and international level. I am ready for State House now! Click here to view Gardenia M. Henley's Congressional Record,V.144,Pt.5,April 22, 1998 .

For over 22 years as an Inspector General Officer, under the authority of the Inspector General's Act of 1978, I was responsible for Preventing and Detecting, Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement in the Executive Branch of Government. I have lived and worked in Europe, South and Central America, Africa and in the Middle East, conducting risk assessments, congressionally mandated audits, including audits of the Government Management Reform Act of 1994 (GMRA) and the Government Performance Results Act of 1993 (GPRA). I implemented, reviewed, and recommended revisions to policies passed by the Legislative Branch of Government. I have conducted hundreds of risk assessments, and congressionally mandated audits in the United States and in numerouse countries around the world. I have seen the faces of fiscal and social mismanagement all too well and I know how to correct it. I see a very serious and immediate need for the veterans of North Carolina to get the financial, social and administrative help that some of them have been fighting for and struggling to get for more than 40 years. I am proclaiming this year 2016, as the Year of the Veteran!

More Work Experience
  • On several occasions, I volunteered my services with the political evacuations of Liberia and Sierra Leone, Africa.
  • I have helped many people, Americans, Foreign Nationals and especially veterans with disabilities exercise their rights under the law.
  • I have managed several political campaigns including former President Bill and Hillary Clinton's visit to Dakar, Senegal.
  • I have served on the housing board for the U.S. Department of State in Dakar Senegal, West Africa.
  • I served as an Inspector General Officer for the U.S.  Peace Corps in Washington, D.C.
  • Inspector General  Officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where I was also the Inspector General Representative on the Environmental Protection Agency Handicap Committee.
  • I was an auditor for the Department of Defense Contract Audit Agency.
  • I worked as a student aid wit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Eligiblity Clinic and Finance Office in Winston-Salem, NC.
  • I was an Adjuct Professor of Taxation and Strayer University  in Arlington, VA.

Professional Organizations
  • I am a member of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
  • The Women's Fund of Winston-Salem, NC
  • CEO for The Henley Foundation
  • Lifetime Member of American Veterans (AMVETS)

I was appointed to the board of Winston-Salem Sister Cities by the Winston-Salem City Council, where we are tasked with creating and strengthening partnerships between U.S. and international communities in order to increase global cooperation, promote cultural understanding, and stimulate economic development.  I am the People's Representative!
Unbiased Representation:
  • I will support all the people regardless of your race, gender, political affiliation or religious beliefs.
  • I will make sure that America is Kept Safe from Internal and External harm, I have Experience in Security.
Responsible Use of Your Tax Dollars:
  • I have been very successful in saving hundreds of millions of your tax dollars during my career as an Inspector General Officer
  • I will continue to fight against government Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement.
  • I will address your concerns relating to double taxation.
Economic Development and Redevelopment:
  • I will support initiatives that will help keep and bring jobs into North Carolina.
  • I will support buy local initiatives within North Carolina.
  • I will continue to work with government and private industry to encourage and promote economic development and redevelopment.
Ethical and Transparent Representation:
  • I will always keep you in mind and consider your views and opinions relating to how your tax dollars are being spent.
  • I will not use your tax dollars for personal gain and will not support others misusing your tax dollars.
  • I will continue to be your financial and social watchdog and will make sure that your tax dollars are not being misused.
  • I will be ethical, transparent and fiscally responsible with your tax dollars.

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