David Rogers (Massachusetts)

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David Rogers
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Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Fourth Middlesex
In office
January 5, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$60,032.60/year
Per diem$10-$100/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sIthaca College
J.D.American University
Place of birthPennsylvania
Office website
David M. Rogers is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, representing the Twenty-Fourth Middlesex district. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Rogers' professional experience includes working as a business attorney, specifically handling contracts and negotiations.[1]


Campaign themes


Rogers' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]


  • Excerpt:"We need to look beyond just test scores to provide schools where the whole child can flourish. I strongly support the “adequacy study” legislation currently in the State Legislature and I will fight to ensure that Arlington, Belmont, and Cambridge’s commitment to education is protected."


  • Excerpt:"I will fight for strong enforcement of the laws that protect our environment and advocate for policies that help lead to development of the alternative energy sector and the creation of green jobs."


  • Excerpt:"I believe we must forge a comprehensive solution to our State’s transportation challenges, which must include a long-term revenue solution for the MBTA. I will work tirelessly to bring all relevant stakeholders to the table in order to fashion a state-wide solution to transportation and infrastructure issues."


  • Excerpt:"I will make controlling healthcare costs a top priority. One possible idea is to move away from a traditional fee-for-service cost structure and toward a so-called “global payments system” where healthcare providers are not paid based on each individual test or procedure, but a flat fee based on the type of condition being treated."

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Rogers served on the following committees:

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2015
Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs, Vice Chair
Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities Joint
Housing Joint
Municipalities and Regional Government Joint


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

Massachusetts Committee Assignments, 2013
Health Care Financing Joint
Housing Joint
Municipalities and Regional Government Joint



See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Incumbent David Rogers was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[2]


See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rogers won election in the 2012 election for Massachusetts House of Representatives Twenty-Fourth Middlesex District. He defeated Robert Paul Reardon, Jr. and Margaret Hegarty in the September 6 Democratic primary and defeated Tommasina Anne Olson (R) and James F. Gammill (I) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Fourth Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rogers Incumbent 57.5% 12,633
     Republican Tommasina Olson 20.2% 4,448
     Independent James Gammill 22.3% 4,898
Total Votes 21,979
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Twenty-Fourth Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Rogers 43.2% 2,295
Margaret Hegarty 39.6% 2,103
Robert Reardon, Jr. 17.2% 916
Total Votes 5,314

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rogers is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rogers raised a total of $58,637 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 19, 2013.[6]

David Rogers (Massachusetts)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Massachusetts House, Twenty-Fourth Middlesex Won $58,637
Grand Total Raised $58,637


Rogers won election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rogers raised a total of $58,637.


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Political offices
Preceded by
William Brownsberger (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives Middlesex 24
2013 - present
Succeeded by