Proven Leadership

Every single day, I go to work for YOU, the hardworking people of south Arkansas.  And when I fight for you and your loved ones, I deliver RESULTS!  

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Serving my country. Serving my state. Serving my neighbors.

Trent Garner was elected in 2016 to represent Arkansas' 27th district in the State Senate.  A 6th generation Arkansan raised in Ouachita County, Trent  learned about service to others at a young age from his parents. Trent’s mother was a kindergarten teacher who spent money out of her paycheck to buy supplies for her students. Trent’s dad, a full-time Arkansas National Guard soldier, would serve his community during storms and tornadoes by providing on-the-ground assistance to his neighbors.   

His parent’s duty to serve made a strong impression on Trent. While in high school, Trent joined the Arkansas National Guard. Motivated by a desire to serve and defend our country after the tragic attacks on September 11th, Trent trained for two years to become a Special Forces Green Beret. He served two tours in Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group. During his second tour of duty, Trent fought in “Operation Medusa,” one of the largest and most successful combat operations during the war in Afghanistan. Trent was awarded the Bronze Star with V device, Combat Infantry Badge and Special Forces Tab.

Trent returned from his tour of duty and completed his education graduating magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a major in Political

Science and minor in Business. He also holds a Juris Doctor and Master in Arts in Political Science from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Upon graduation, Trent served the people of south Arkansas as a representative for US Senator Tom Cotton, and then was elected to represent them as a State Senator in 2016. 

During his time in the Senate, Trent lowered taxes for hardworking taxpayers and businesses, helped create thousands of new jobs in south Arkansas, and increased funding for education. Trent’s efforts have led to record-low unemployment in Arkansas and a nearly $300 million budget surplus.

As a veteran, Trent made it a priority to lead the way on improving the lives of veterans in Arkansas. He eliminated the veterans’ retirement income tax, which means our veterans will keep every dollar they earn for their military service. He created a study to help combat veteran’s suicide rates in Arkansas. 

Trent is a lifetime member of the NRA, and a member of the Union County Republican Committee, the Union County American Legion. He is a member of Immanuel Baptist Church of El Dorado. Trent and his wife, Kelly, live in El Dorado with their children, Lincoln and Delta.

Proven Leadership for South Arkansas


Life Long Arkansan

Trent is a 6th generation Arkansan raised in Ouachita County.  His parents instilled in him the importance of hard work, humility and serving others.

Husband and Father

Trent and Kelly live in El Dorado, where they raise their children, Lincoln and Delta. The family attends Immanuel Baptist Church.

Trent served two tours in Afghanistan with 3rd Special Forces Group as a Green Beret.  His military decorations include Bronze Star with V device, Combat Infantry Badge, and Special Forces Tab.

Your Senator

Trent was elected in 2016 to represent south Arkansas.  He is chairman of Legislative Joint Auditing-State Agencies, Vice-Chair of State Agencies and Government Affairs, and a member of Revenue and Tax Committee.

Delivering Results

During his first term, Trent has lowered taxes on hardworking Arkansans and small businesses, increased pay for our teachers, expanded access to pre-K, and reduced taxes on military veterans' retirements.

Decorated VETERAN


Proven Leadership Getting Results for South Arkansas

I am excited to run for another term in the Arkansas State Senate. As a former Special Forces Green Beret, I had the privilege of serving my country. Now, I am humbled that I am able to continue to serve the people of Arkansas.

I have worked to make government more efficient, effective and accountable. I have shown a record of proven leadership in areas that impact all Arkansans.

When I was elected in 2016, I made a promise to work with Governor Asa Hutchinson and other legislators to create a better economy. Arkansas is currently experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in state history.

I promised to put more money back into your pocket. Under my leadership, we have cut taxes for all Arkansans, causing tens of millions of dollars to be returned to the people of Arkansas.

As a son of a school teacher, I know how important our teachers are to our state. I helped pass a law that would increase teachers' pay by thousands of dollars.

I’m a combat veteran, and I know we have a duty to serve those who served us. I fought for our veterans by eliminating the veterans' retirement income tax and and make it easier for veterans to find jobs after their service to our country.

I have a record of proven leadership.  Please join my re-election team today and let’s work together to build on the success we have in Arkansas!  

Trent Garner with U.S. Senator Tom Cotton

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