Born and raised in northwest Regina, Trent worked as a teacher before entering politics.
As a teacher, Trent spent much of his time supporting youth who were transitioning out of the criminal justice system, and building and delivering programs to keep kids in school and a campus for young adults to complete their education.
Trent's work with young people facing racism, poverty, and mental health and addictions issues was recognized locally and nationally for its success in helping students get their lives back on track.
His dedication to building a society and an education system that helps all kids to learn and reach their full potential is what motivated him to run for office.
Trent was first elected as the MLA for Regina Rosemont in the 2007 election and again in 2011 and 2016.
As an MLA, Trent has held a number of important roles in the NDP caucus, including time as both Critic for Education and Finance, Deputy Leader, and Leader of the Official Opposition.
Trent has spent the last decade holding the Sask. Party to account, serving people and building our party, in the Legislature, in the community and across Saskatchewan. He has the experience and vision needed to fight back, defeat the Sask. Party, and build a province that works for everyone.
Whether it's knocking on thousands of doors in by-elections, listening and rallying in communities across our province, or fighting to protect our Crowns, our classrooms and the most vulnerable in the Legislature, Trent has proved time and again that he's ready for the next challenge - Leader of the NDP and the next Premier of Saskatchewan.
Trent and his wife Stephanie - who is also a teacher - live in Regina with their three year old son William and enjoy paddling, fishing, and hiking together.
Trent has served as a volunteer coach for the Regina Outdoor Hockey League for more than 15 years, and has been awarded the Prairie Dog's Best of Regina MLA for many years running, as well as the CBC's Future40 and the Political Leadership Award at the 2016 Queen City Pride Awards.