Republican Trent Minner, of Conway, has officially announced his candidacy for State Representative, District 72, which includes Faulkner County. Minner is described as a lifelong conservative, and currently serves as an assistant attorney general in the Public Protection Department where he works to protect consumers from businesses taking advantage of Arkansans.
According to a press release sent out early Tuesday morning, Minner’s campaign will focus on growth and economic opportunity for the district as they are critical to the future for both families and businesses in Faulkner County. Minner stated that, “As Conway changes for the better, so too should its representation.”
Minner plans to position Arkansas—and District 72— to be “in the best possible place to compete economically.”
Trent Minner is a native of Conway and a graduate of Conway Christian High School. He attended college at John Brown University and graduated from the Honors Scholars Program. While in college, Trent led a team of students that mentored incarcerated youth at the Washington County Juvenile Detention Center. He also spent a summer in Washington, D.C. interning for Congressman Steve Womack and Senator John Boozman. After graduating college, he served in Governor Asa Hutchinson’s office advising on policy issues as well as working with the legislature and state agencies.
Trent left the governor’s office to attend law school at the University of Arkansas Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law where he served as president of the school’s chapter of The Federalist Society as well as Chair of the Moot Court Board. While in law school, Trent began working for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. In 2019, Trent was named to the inaugural class of the Arkansas Public Service Academy, a joint endeavor of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Clinton School of Public Service. The Public Service Academy works to build leadership skills and prepare lawyers for public service in Arkansas.
After becoming a licensed attorney, Trent ran Congressman French Hill’s successful 2020 re-election campaign. He returned to the Attorney General’s Office.
“I have never been more optimistic about the future of Conway and the future of our state, but we need new leadership in Little Rock to ensure we continue on the right path. We cannot afford to go backward. Not now,” said Minner. “As your state representative, I am committed to representing Conway’s conservative values and leading on issues like education, healthcare, and economic development to create an environment for Conway to continue to grow into the absolute best place to live, work, get an education, start a business, and raise a family.”