Heavenly Father, thank you for blessing Gene Makowsky with skills and abilities to help others, for being a man of integrity who recognizes his responsibilities to the people of Regina Gardiner Park. Give him wisdom in the current portfolio to direct the province’s advanced education. In times of challenge or stress give him that inner resolve to keep pursuing the call to public life and service. Grant your blessing of peace to him, his wife, Tami and their sons, Nicholas, Ryan, and Blake. Amen.
Gene graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 where he received his bachelor’s degree in education with distinction. He is best known for his 17 years playing offensive line with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman twice, a CFL All-Star five times and helped lead the Riders to a Grey Cup in 2007. In the off-season Gene worked as a substitute teacher in the Regina Public School System. In 2008, he was hired by the provincial government to work with minor football to help aspiring players at the grassroots level in Saskatchewan excel on the football field. Gene was first elected to the legislature in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016 and in 2020. He has served as Deputy Whip, and as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport (Recreational Initiatives). Gene currently serves Saskatchewan as Minister of Social Services. Gene and his wife Tami call Regina home with their three boys, Nicholas, Ryan and Blake.