Trent Somes is a 21 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 is a Novice in the Order of St. Luke.
Trent is studying Political Science and Religion at Washington & Jefferson College, in Washington, PA. He is the President and Co - Founder of the Interfaith Leadership Club at W&J working to make the campus a more pluralistic environment. He also served as a WPAUMC summer intern in Clairton, PA, and serves as pulpit supply throughout the conference. Trent's home church is Community UMC in Harrison City, but he regularly attend Washington FUMC and Pine Run UMC in Clairton.
Politically, Trent has previously run for Washington City Council running on a platform of "demolishing abandoned structures that contribute to the opioid crisis, decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana within city limits, cutting any wasteful expenditures, and investigating outdated or unnecessary ordinances," served as the President and Vice President of the W&J College Democrats and was the Field Director for the Committee to Elect Clark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.