David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow for the Advancement of Liberty
Trent England is the David and Ann Brown Distinguished Fellow at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, where he previously served as executive vice president. He is also the founder and executive director of Save Our States, which educates Americans about the importance of the Electoral College. Trent is a producer of the feature-length documentary “Safeguard: An Electoral College Story.”
Trent has appeared three times on Fox & Friends and is a frequent guest on media programs from coast to coast. He is the author of “Why We Must Defend the Electoral College” and a contributor to "The Heritage Guide to the Constitution" and "One Nation Under Arrest: How Crazy Laws, Rogue Prosecutors, and Activist Judges Threaten Your Liberty." His writing has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Times, Hillsdale College's Imprimis speech digest, and other publications.
Trent formerly hosted morning drive-time radio in Oklahoma City and has filled for various radio hosts including Ben Shapiro. He previously served as Executive Vice President of the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Washington, where he developed and directed the Foundation's constitutional studies and activism programs. Trent was also a Publius Fellow of the Claremont Institute, a candidate for the Washington State House of Representatives and a legal policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation.
Trent holds a law degree from The George Mason University School of Law and a bachelor of arts in government from Claremont McKenna College. He lives in Oklahoma City with his wife and their three children.
Articles by Trent England
Law & Principles
Ban RCV to prevent election disasters … like this oneElections should be conducted so that voters can understand the process and trust the results. RCV fails this test. To avoid all these unnecessary risks, Oklahoma should protect our elections and ban RCV.
Trent England | February 15, 2024
False: Frontier’s phony fact checksAs leftist bias and technological change wreak havoc on traditional journalism, some activist scribes have found a new model. One Oklahoma-based website hides behind preposterous claims of journalistic ethics to mask its own objectives. No wonder trust in the media continues to plummet.
Trent England | January 26, 2024
Law & Principles
Stitt defends rule of law from tribal tax collectorsOklahoma taxpayers can thank both Stitt and the Framers of American government for a system where executives have the power to negotiate deals—and to veto bills that try to interfere with that power.
Trent England | June 7, 2023
Law & Principles
Coalition thanks Stitt for free-speech standA broad coalition of groups that support freedom of speech and the press has sent a letter of thanks to Gov. Kevin Stitt for his veto of HB 1236. The measure would have weakened the Oklahoma Citizen Participation Act, which provides legal recourse against frivolous lawsuits that are intended to chill free speech.
Trent England | May 26, 2023
Why homeschoolers deserve school choiceOklahoma should respect homeschoolers and treat them fairly. If families want or need to get some of their tax dollars back to support educating their own children, they should have that choice.
Trent England | May 15, 2023