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Lufkin man announces bid for state rep

Trent Ashby Trent Ashby
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin ISD school board member has announced he will run for state representative in 2012.

Trent Ashby said he has decided to seek the Republican nomination in House District 57, the new district for Angelina County following the state legislature's redistricting earlier this year.

Marva Beck, R-Centerville, currently holds the seat.

Ashby said he made the decision after much prayer and the support of his friends and family.

The candidate says he's an advocate for a strong education system, conservative leadership and maintaining a low tax structure.

"I absolutely believe that we must make education a priority in Austin," Ashby said. "It deeply troubles me to see the lack of funding that is being sent to our local school district, the cuts that are being made. I also am disturbed by the onslaught of unfunded mandates that continue to reach down not just to our local school district, but across all local levels of government."

The district covers the counties of Angelina, San Augustine, Trinity, Houston, Leon and Madison.

Ashby is the current president of the school board and said he will remain on the board until he is sworn is as the state representative.

Ashby is the president of Community Title in Lufkin.

Angelina County is currently under District 12, of which Republican James White is the representative.

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