03/08/2013 06:40 EST | Updated 05/08/2013 05:12 EDT

A look at Trent Wotherspoon, running for leader of the Saskatchewan NDP

SASKATOON - A look at Trent Wotherspoon, who is running for the Saskatchewan NDP leadership:

Age: 33

Personal: Born and raised in Regina. Former high school teacher. Married to Stephanie, a school teacher.

Did you know: Wotherspoon worked with high-risk young offenders on a mentorship program to help them stay out of trouble.

Education: Bachelor of Education, University of Regina.

Politics: First elected in the constituency of Regina Rosemont in 2007. Re-elected in 2011. Currently the Opposition critic for finance, education, SaskPower, the Information Technology Office and the Global Transportation Hub.

Quote: "We have a proud history as a party. We're also not perfect, but we need to be clear in our focus on issues and opportunities today. But a clear focus on the future and that allows us to once again be relevant in the lives of Saskatchewan people."