Personal Profile


Full Name Trent Ashby
Age 44
Hometown Lufkin
Race White
Occupation ‎Angelina County Chairman at Citizens National Bank
Education B.S., Texas A&M University
Spouse: Nickie
Religion Christian
Church Harmony Hill Baptist Church

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. Trent has served on both the House Natural Resources Committee and the House Committee on Appropriations during his three sessions in Austin. He is also a member of the House Calendars Committee and serves as Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees all higher and public education funding in Texas. He was 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 his second 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.

Information in this bio was provided by Ashby 's office.
Last updated: July 20, 2017