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Rep. Ashby, Trent

District 57

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Capitol Address:

Room E2.414

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

Representative Trent Ashby was sworn into the Texas House of Representatives in January 2013. His district is comprised of Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine, and Trinity Counties. During his two terms in office, Trent has served on the House Natural Resources Committee, currently serving as Vice Chair, and the House Appropriations Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees all higher and public education funding in Texas. He has been recognized by his colleagues in the Republican Caucus as the Freshman of the Year at the completion of his first session and was selected after the most recent session as the Most Valuable Sophomore in the Texas House by Capitol Inside.

Trent is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics. While at A&M, he was elected to the Student Senate, Class Treasurer, and Senior Yell Leader. 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, Ashby is proud of his rural background and upbringing. He is a graduate of Henderson High School and was named one of their distinguished alumnus in 2014.

Today, Trent is Angelina County Chairman for Citizens National Bank. He and his wife, Nickie, live in Lufkin with their two sons - Garin and Grant. Prior to being elected to the Legislature, Ashby served as President of the Lufkin ISD Board of Trustees. Both he and Nickie are very active in their boys' schools, their community, as well as their church, Harmony Hill Baptist Church.

Para Trent Ashby es un honor representar al Distrito 57 en la Cámara de Representantes de Texas. El Distrito 57 de la Cámara incluye a los condados de Angelina, Houston, Leon, Madison, San Augustine y Trinity.

Trent se desempeña como presidente de Citizens National Bank en el condado de Angelina. Antes de su carrera como banquero, Trent fue presidente de una compañía de títulos regional con sede en Lufkin.

La trayectoria de servicio de Trent incluye ser contratado como primer director ejecutivo de la Asociación Texas Forest Country Partnership, en el 2003. Esta entidad sin fines de lucro representa a trece condados en todo el este de Texas y se dedica a comercializar y promover actividades de desarrollo económico en toda esa región. Antes de incorporarse a la asociación, se desempeñó como ayudante en el Congreso en Washington.

Trent se graduó de la Universidad de Texas A&M en 1996 con una licenciatura en Economía Agrícola. Mientras estuvo en Texas A&M, fue elegido al Senado Estudiantil, tesorero de la clase y Yell Leader. Continúa participando en su alma máter a través de la Letterman's Association y la Asociación de Exalumnos de Texas A&M.

Trent nació y se crió en una granja lechera y de ganadería diversa en el condado de Ruak, y se enorgullece de su linaje y crianza rural.

Trent y su esposa, Nickie, viven en Lufkin con sus dos hijos, Garin y Grant. Antes de ser elegido a la Legislatura, Ashby se desempeñó como presidente del Consejo de Administración del Distrito Escolar Independiente de Lufkin. Él y su esposa participan activamente en las escuelas de sus hijos, en su comunidad y en su iglesia, Harmony Hill Baptist Church.

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