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Walt Rogers
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Iowa District 1
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Iowa House of Representatives District 60
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 1984
BirthdayJuly 5, 1961
Place of birthWaterloo
Office website
Walt Rogers (b. July 5, 1961) is a Republican member of the Iowa House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Rogers serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Rogers was 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Iowa.[1] He ended his campaign on February 27, 2014.[2]


Rogers earned his B.S. in Manufacturing and Management Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. His professional experience includes working as a leadership consultant and concert/event planner.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Rogers served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Administration and Rules, Vice-chair
Economic Growth


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rogers served on the following committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Walt Rogers endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [3]



See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 14, 2014. Karyn Finn was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Walt Rogers defeated Jason Welch in the Republican primary. Finn will face Rogers in the general election.[4][5]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 60 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Rogers Incumbent 78.8% 1,256
Jason Welch 21.2% 338
Total Votes 1,594

Rogers ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Iowa's 1st District. He ended his campaign on February 27, 2014.[2]


See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rogers ran in the 2012 election for Iowa House of Representatives District 60. Rogers ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5, 2012, and defeated Bob Greenwood (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Rogers Incumbent 51.9% 8,966
     Democratic Bob Greenwood 48.1% 8,298
Total Votes 17,264


Rogers won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Doris Kelley (D) in the November 2 general election.[8]

Iowa House of Representatives, District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Rogers (R) 6,997
Doris Kelley (D) 6,031


On November 4, 2008, Jeff Danielson was re-elected to the 10th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Walt Rogers (R). A districtwide recount was conducted after one of the closest races in Black Hawk County history. On November 26, 2008, Rogers conceded the race.[9][10] Danielson raised $270,574 for his campaign, while Rogers raised $78,184.[11]

Iowa State Senate, District 10, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Danielson Incumbent 50% 16,103
     Republican Walt Rogers 50% 16,081
Total Votes 32,184

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rogers is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Rogers raised a total of $476,941 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[12]

Walt Rogers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State House, District 60 Won $218,652
2010 Iowa State House, District 20 Won $180,105
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 10 Defeated $78,184
Grand Total Raised $476,941


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rogers' reports.[13]

Walt Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$0$127,284$(56,677)$70,606
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$70,606$22,011$(89,988)$2,629
Running totals


Rogers won re-election to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rogers raised a total of $218,652.
Iowa House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Walt Rogers's campaign in 2012
Iowa Republican Party$128,746
Iowa Credit Union League$7,500
Mudd, James$3,050
Iowa Association of Realtors$3,000
Iowans for Tax Relief$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$218,652
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Rogers raised $180,105 in contributions.[16]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa Republican Party $84,442
Block, John W $12,350
Iowa Credit Union League $10,000
For Americas Republican Majority PAC $5,000


Rogers and his wife, Jenny, have three children. He is a board member for the community organizations Safe and Drug Free Committee, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, My Waterloo Days and Love Cedar Valley.


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In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[17]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Cownie (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 60
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Doris Kelley
Iowa House of Representatives District 20
Succeeded by
Clel Baudler (R)