|Full Name||Trent Ashby|
|Occupation||Angelina County Chairman at Citizens National Bank|
|Education||B.S., Texas A&M University|
|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. 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.
Information in this bio was provided by Ashby 's office.
Last updated: Dec. 2, 2016.