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Rep. Ashby, Trent

District 57

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.414, Capitol Extension
P.O. Box 2910
Austin, TX 78768
(512) 463-0508
(512) 463-5896 FAX

District Address:

2915 Atkinson Dr.
Lufkin, TX 75901
(936)634-2762

Counties Represented:

Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine, Trinity

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Biography

"My rural background, business experience, and conservative principles uniquely qualify me to represent the fine people of House District 57 in Austin. As a native East Texan, I am guided by the same set of principles that make us who we are-faith, family, and friendship."
-- Rep. Ashby

Trent Ashby is humbled and honored to be representing District 57 in the Texas House of Representatives during the 83rd Legislative Session. HD57 includes Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine and Trinity Counties.

Trent is President of Community Title and manages the company's offices in Angelina, Nacogdoches, and Polk Counties. As a businessman, he understands firsthand the challenges many small businesses face from over taxation to excessive regulation.

Trent is passionate about his civic duty and is prepared to tackle important issues including: private property rights, water, transportation, education, budget efficiency, and tort reform. Trent's top priority is to makes sure the people of East Texas have a strong voice in Austin. He wants his constituents to know that his office in the Capitol belongs to them. He is proud to speak for rural interests and the values which make us unique.

Trent's history of service includes being hired as the first ever Executive Director of the Texas Forest Country Partnership in 2003. Representing 13 counties throughout the East Texas region, the Partnership is a nonprofit organization that exists to market and promote economic development activities throughout the East Texas region. Prior to joining the Partnership, he worked in Washington as a Congressional aide.

A 1996 graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics, Trent bleeds maroon. While at A&M, he was elected to the Student Senate, Class Treasurer, and Yell Leader. During his senior year, he was also elected by his Aggie classmates to serve as one of three Class Agents, a position he held until he stepped down in 2005. He continues to be involved with his alma mater through the Texas A&M Letterman's Association and Association of Former Students.

Born and raised on a dairy farm and diversified livestock operation in Rusk County, Trent is proud of his rural background and upbringing. Growing up, he was very active in both the 4-H and FFA youth organizations.

Trent's interest in politics was shaped by his participation as a candidate for elected positions while involved at a young age. During his junior year at Henderson High School, Ashby ran for and was elected Texas 4-H President. His senior year, he was elected to serve as Texas FFA State Vice President for 1991-1992.

Trent and his wife Nickie live in Lufkin with their two sons-Garin and Grant. Ashby has served as President of the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees, board member for the Lufkin Host Lions Club, Lufkin/Angelina Chamber of Commerce, Lufkin/Angelina County Economic Development Partnership, United Way, Mosaic Center, Museum of East Texas, and the Texas Lyceum. Both he and Nickie are very active in their boys' schools as well as their church, Harmony Hill Baptist Church.

last updated on 01/18/2013