Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for Hon Gene Makowsky. We thank you for the experiences you have given him both in the legislature and beforehand to prepare him for his current role as Minister of Social services, at this time of change and unpredictability in our province. We ask that you would grant him your peace as he brings a steady hand to his portfolio as they minister with wisdom to those less capable of caring for themselves. In Jesus’ name, 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.