Walt Rogers

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Walt Rogers
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Iowa House of Representatives District 60
Incumbent
In office
January 10, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Northern Iowa, 1984
Personal
BirthdayJuly 5, 1961
Place of birthWaterloo
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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]

Biography

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

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

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

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Iowa House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was 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 faced Rogers in the general election.[4][5] Incumbent Rogers defeated Finn in the general election.[6]

Iowa House of Representatives District 60, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWalt Rogers Incumbent 59% 7,841
     Democratic Karyn Finn 41% 5,456
Total Votes 13,297


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]

2012

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.[7][8]

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

2010

Rogers won election to the Iowa House of Representatives, defeating incumbent Doris Kelley (D) in the November 2 general election.[9]

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

2008

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.[10][11] Danielson raised $270,574 for his campaign, while Rogers raised $78,184.[12]

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.[13]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Rogers' reports.[14]

Walt Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Year End[15]January 31, 2014$0$127,284$(56,677)$70,606
April Quarterly[16]April 15, 2014$70,606$22,011$(89,988)$2,629
Running totals
$149,295$(146,665)


2012

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

2010

In 2010, Rogers raised $180,105 in contributions.[17]

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

Personal

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.

Scorecards

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2012

In 2012, the 84th Iowa State Legislature was in session from January 9 to May 9.[18]

Legislators are scored on "their records on constitutional principles and civil liberties."
Legislators are scored on their votes on "key conservative issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes with or against SC's official position.

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References

  1. WCF Courier, "Cedar Falls State Rep. Walt Rogers forms group to probe run for Congress," accessed September 16, 2013
  2. 2.0 2.1 CT post, "State Rep. Walt Rogers of Iowa quits US House race," accessed March 1, 2014
  3. Rick Santorum for President, "Iowa State Representative Walt Rogers Endorses Rick Santorum," July 2011
  4. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 18, 2014
  5. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 30, 2014
  6. The Des Moines Register, "Election2014," accessed November 4, 2014
  7. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official Primary Results," accessed October 1, 2014
  8. Iowa Department of Elections, "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed May 15, 2012
  9. Iowa Secretary of State, "Official 2010 General election results," accessed October 1, 2014
  10. WCF Courier, "Walt Rogers concedes Senate 10 race," November 26, 2008
  11. Iowa Secretary of State, "2008 Official election results," accessed April 7, 2014
  12. Follow The Money, "Money raised by 2008 Senate candidates," accessed April 8, 2014
  13. followthemoney.org, "Rogers, Walt," accessed September 19, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Walt Rogers 2014 Summary reports," accessed May 12, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed May 12, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  17. Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
  18. StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed August 2, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Cownie (R)
Iowa House of Representatives District 60
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Doris Kelley
Iowa House of Representatives District 20
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Clel Baudler (R)