Trent England is executive vice president at the Freedom Foundation, a non-profit, educational organization that advances individual liberty, free markets, and limited, accountable government. The Foundation is based in Olympia, Wash., where it was founded by Bob Williams, a former state legislator and 1988 Republican nominee for governor, and Lynn Harsh in 1991.
In his current role, Trent oversees the Foundation’s policy and communications departments. He created and continues to direct the Foundation’s Save Our States project, a defense of constitutional federalism and the Electoral College system. Trent writes about many areas of public policy, focusing on the relationship of American’s founding principles to today’s debates, and he frequently represents the Foundation as a popular speaker at political and civic events. Trent joined the Foundation in 2007 as the first director of its Citizen Action Network.
Trent was a candidate for the Washington State’s House of Representatives in 2006. He earlier served as a legal policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation, vice president of a political advocacy organization, and an opposition research analyst for a national campaign committee. In 2008, he was selected as a Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Trent is a member of Grace Bible Church in Port Orchard, Wash., where he is an elder, usher, Sunday School teacher, and AWANA leader. He lives with his wife and their three children in a historic home in Bremerton, Wash.