The commission said Henderson had failed to demonstrate "the honesty, trustworthiness and integrity and competence to transact the business of real estate."
He said he has been the victim of abuses of power by the commission and others, including the
He said his decision to run for office is motivated in part by a desire for greater legislative oversight of state agencies.
Henderson filed for bankruptcy in 2011, which he blames on the commission. He has had other legal battles and has unpaid property taxes.
After Henderson became the subject of a commission audit for code infractions in 2008, he sent threatening e-mails to commission members, saying he would "clean house" and warning them to "stop screwing with me," according to documents The Eagle received through an open records request.
Henderson was physically removed from a 2009 commission meeting, according to the testimony of a
Henderson disputes that his e-mails were hostile and that he was physically removed from a meeting.
Henderson said the commission has abused its power.
"He was not diplomatic. He was not polite. He was occasionally rude," said McIntyre, who also is treasurer of Henderson's campaign. "But I don't think if you go through the actual documents, he ever advocated anything he didn't have a legal right to, which was to take it to
In 2011, Henderson filed for renewal of his license and was denied.
He e-mailed The Eagle a copy of a conversation he recorded with
On the recording, she informs him that he can have a hearing to appeal the decision if he submits a request.
He said that he was not given a hearing before the commission and accused Diel of lying to him.
He did receive a hearing through the
The administrative officer upheld the commission's decision, as did a district court judge when Henderson fought the commission in court.
"I gripe and complain about being railroaded because I was. It's obvious," Henderson said in an e-mail. "Sure I was annoying to Diel. Disrespectful even. Wouldn't you be a little annoyed ? after being told for years you're doing something wrong but they don't tell you what?
"Is my emotional response and outward display of lacking respect for that person really that unwarranted?" he said. "Sure I could grin, smile and bite my tongue as they lie about my business, call my past clients, put unbelievable pressure on any brokerage I hang my license in addition to those I owned to get rid of me or fear similar levels of Gestapo scrutiny. ... Yeah I could have shut my mouth and they would have railroaded me faster."
?Never been convicted'
In making his ruling,
"It was my mother, yeah," Henderson said. "And that's why we don't speak to my mother very often anymore."
Police said Henderson told them he did not live at the residence. He was charged with obstructing the official duty of a law enforcement officer. The charge did not result in a conviction but was used by the commission as evidence of dishonest behavior.
McIntyre said it was improper for the commission to use this charge against Henderson because it was unrelated to real estate and because he was not convicted. He also said that the commission members, as real estate brokers, were Henderson's competitors.
"He never stole from his customers. All the allegations are based on his personality," McIntyre said. "He's never been convicted of a crime."
Court documents in the license case state that Henderson tried to pressure a couple who had filed a complaint against him to drop it.
The complaint -- for making final offers to prospective buyers without the sellers' consent -- resulted in a fine. Henderson appealed this and other fines in a separate lawsuit against the commission, which he lost.
Henderson blamed that loss on his former attorney,
Jarboe would not comment.
McIntyre said fighting the commission has exhausted Henderson financially.
"This was a man who was making a quarter of a million dollars a year back in '05, '06, '07 with a discount (real estate) brokerage, who's now basically lost everything," he said.
Henderson filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in
The bankruptcy case was dismissed in
He said the commission is to blame for his tax troubles.
"I'm repaying and settling everything now. It'll probably be another couple months before I get everything squared up," Henderson said in an e-mail. "I'm rebuilding after being railroaded."
Henderson told The Eagle in June that he had decided to leave his real estate business to finish his degree at
"Almost everybody who knows me knows that I went through that. ? I did sell my brokerage," Henderson said in a phone call last week. "And I did go back to school.
"It's so embarrassing. I hate it. I hate that I had to go through that," Henderson said.
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