Lee Rogers

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Lee Rogers
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 25
PartyDemocratic
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Lee Rogers was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 25th Congressional District of California. He unsuccessfully sought election to the seat for a second time, after he lost to incumbent Buck McKeon in the general election in 2012.[1]

Biography

Rogers is currently the Medical Director at the Amputation Prevention Center at Sherman Oaks Hospital. He has published over 100 scientific papers, articles and book chapters on health policy and medicine.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Rogers's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Grow the Economy, Shrink the Deficit
Excerpt: "Irresponsible spending by politicians has created our fiscal crisis. Congressional inaction and grandstanding creates uncertainty that makes markets cautious. Investors don’t trust that Washington will be able to resolve our fiscal crisis in a manner that will prevent a worsening recession."
  • Invest in America
Excerpt: "Reducing the deficit is important, but it shouldn’t be done at the expense of growth in America. In order to grow, we need to invest in our own country’s infrastructure. The World Economic Forum ranked US infrastructure at 24th out of 142 nations, a downgrade from 10th five years ago."
  • Save Medicare from Destruction
Excerpt: "Medicare was started in 1965 because seniors were not able to obtain affordable coverage in the private market. Seniors, and the disabled who qualify for Medicare, are generally sicker and higher risk than the younger population who are able to obtain insurance coverage through employers. Insurance companies, which typically use risk to calculate premiums, had priced seniors out of the market."
  • Improve Healthcare
Excerpt: "As a doctor, I help my patients navigate through our complex health system to get the best care possible. But in most cases, patients encounter difficulty from lack of understanding or find certain health products and services unavailable or uncovered."
  • End the Wars, Bring Our Troops Home
Excerpt: "As Americans, we enjoy a strong and secure nation. Our men and women in uniform are charged with protecting us and do so in difficult and dangerous conditions."

Elections

2014

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See also: California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2014

Rogers ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 25th District. He sought a rematch after being defeated by incumbent Buck McKeon in 2012 but was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[4]



U.S. House, California District 25 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Strickland 29.6% 19,090
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Knight 28.4% 18,327
     Democratic Lee Rogers 22.2% 14,315
     Democratic Evan Thomas 9.5% 6,149
     Republican Troy Castagna 5.9% 3,805
     Libertarian David Bruce 1.9% 1,214
     Independent Michael Mussack 1.4% 933
     Republican Navraj Singh 1.1% 699
Total Votes 64,532
Source: California Secretary of State

Endorsements

After being defeated in the primary, Rogers endorsed Stephen Knight over Tony Strickland. Rogers called Knight "an honest man with integrity." He continued, "To the contrary, Tony Strickland is a politician in search of a district. Recommending a Republican for Congress may not sit well with some in my party, but I didn’t create the rules and I care too much about our district to let it fall to a dishonest carpetbagger who is interested only in himself, like Tony Strickland."[5]

2012

See also: California's 25th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rogers ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 25th District. He and incumbent Howard McKeon (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Dante Acosta (R) and Cathie Wright (R). They faced off in the November 6, 2012, general election and McKeon won.[1][6][7]

U.S. House, California District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBuck McKeon Incumbent 54.8% 129,593
     Democratic Lee Rogers 45.2% 106,982
Total Votes 236,575
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rogers' reports.

Lee Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[8]April 15, 2013$19,881$8$(19,366)$523
July Quarterly[9]July 9, 2013$523$194$(1)$715
October Quarterly[10]October 8, 2013$715$226,957$(46,730)$180,942
Year-End[11]January 31, 2014$180,942$93,940$(86,686)$188,196
April Quarterly[12]April 15, 2014$188,196$204,298$(131,197)$261,297
Pre-Primary[13]May 22, 2014$261,297$46,103$(260,540)$46,860
Running totals
$571,500$(544,520)

2012

Breakdown of the source of Rogers's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Rogers did not win election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Rogers's campaign committee raised a total of $374,127 and spent $360,091.[14]

Personal

Rogers and his wife, Susan, have two daughters.[15]

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