About Trent

Trent Somes is a 22 year old preacher, politico, and college student. Trent was born in Montgomery, Alabama to a military family that moved to Okinawa, Japan and Honolulu Hawai'i before eventually settling in Pittsburgh, PA. Trent now lives in Hanover, PA where he serves First UMC, Hanover. Trent is a Novice in the Order of St. Luke and Webscribe of the Hoyt-Hickman Memorial Chapter.

Trent is studied Political Science and Religious Studies at Washington & Jefferson College, in Washington, PA and is now pursuing an MDiv at Wesley Theological Seminary. He was the President and Co - Founder of the Interfaith Leadership Club at W&J. He also served as a WPAUMC summer intern in Clairton, PA and in Monroeville, PA.

Politically, Trent previously ran for Washington City Council, served as the President and Vice President of the W&J College Democrats and was the Field Director for the Committee to Elect Clark Mitchell. Before his switch to the Democratic Party, Trent worked in the Libertarian Party, founding the Libertarian Youth Caucus and sitting on the Libertarian National Committee where he was influential with the creation of the #ReRegister national voting drive, the first of its kind for the Party. He was also the coordinator for the Gary Johnson for President campaign in Westmoreland County.  

In his (very) limited free time, Trent enjoys playing the mandolin and is a member of Beta Theta Pi, and a Scouts leader. He serves in the Marine Corps Reserves as a Rifleman.

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