Lord God thank you Gene Makowsky. Lord you said if we lack wisdom, all we need to do is ask you. Today we ask you to give Mr Makowsky wisdom as there are so many decisions to make. Lead him towards what is best for Saskatchewan both now or for the future. Lord just as Jabez called on the God for Israel I pray Mr Makowsky would call on you for Saskatchewan saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain.” So God granted him what he requested. I Chronicles 4:10 NKJV. 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.