Wendy Rogers

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Wendy Rogers
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 9
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMichigan State University, 1976
Master'sUniversity of Alabama, 1977
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
ProfessionOwner, Home Inspection Business
Campaign website
Wendy Rogers is a 2014 Republican candidate for U.S. House representing the 9th Congressional District of Arizona. Rogers defeated Andrew Walter in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014.[1] She will face incumbent Kyrsten Sinema (D) in November. Arizona's 9th Congressional District race is a battleground in 2014.

Rogers previously ran for the 9th District seat in the 2012 elections, but lost to Vernon Parker in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[2]


Rogers earned her B.A. from Michigan State University. She went on to receive her master's in social work from the University of Alabama. She also received her master's in national security studies from California State San Bernardino.

Rogers has served in the United States Air Force. She has also worked as a Clinical Social Worker. She currently owns a business with her husband.


Campaign themes


Rogers' campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs & Economic Growth: "I believe we can reduce the tax and regulatory burden on families and job providers as an important first step toward jumpstarting our nation’s economy. Government doesn’t create jobs, but government can prevent jobs from being created. So let’s get Congress and the federal government out of the way of real job growth."
  • Health Care: "In her first five months in Congress, Kyrsten Sinema has already TWICE voted to fund and implement Obamacare, the signature, self-named health care leviathan which will ultimately serve as Barack Obama’s legislative legacy. If I were in Congress now, I would have twice voted to repeal and defund this bill."
  • National Security: "America’s security is under constant threat. I believe we have a responsibility to maintain America’s military preparedness against all foreseeable threats. An aggressive China, a resurgent Russia, the proliferations of nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union, rogue nations from the Middle East to the Korean Peninsula, and radical Islamic terrorists intent on killing innocent victims around the world are just a few of the potential security threats we must be ready to address without warning."
  • Border Security & Immigration: "America’s immigration system is as broken as are our borders. Both must be fixed. As the majority of Americans, I support LEGAL immigration as much as I oppose ILLEGAL immigration. Unfortunately, Kyrsten Sinema and the career politicians and special interests in Washington are playing political games with both—and for decades, nothing meaningful has gotten done."
  • Education: "There is no more important issue facing America today than the strength of our nation’s schools and the quality of the education our children are receiving. President Reagan said, “As a nation, we are dedicated to excellence in education. It makes a better life for our children as individuals, and it further secures the liberty we cherish.”"


—Wendy Rogers' campaign website, http://www.wendyrogers.org/issues/


Rogers' campaign website listed the following issues:[5]

  • Arizona Values
Excerpt: "I am 100% Pro-life and believe that life begins at conception and should only end in a natural death. I also am a firm believer in the individual rights guaranteed in the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution."
  • Get Americans Working Again
Excerpt: "As a small business owner and the only candidate in the 9th District race that owns, operates and created her own business inside the District, I will fight in Congress to restore confidence and certainty to private sector businesses and, especially small businesses, by getting out of the way and passing conservative legislation in Congress to get our economy back on track."
  • Fiscal Responsibility
Excerpt: "I believe that our country is at a critical crossroad. Choices we make in the November election will determine whether we continue down a path of failed policies that imperil our future or face the reality of the tough challenges ahead and begin to restore America’s greatness."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Empower students and parents with more flexibility in how they use education dollars. Local solutions are needed for local shortcomings, and the federal government should recognize that local communities, parents and schools know what’s best for their children."
  • Secure Borders
Excerpt: "In Congress, I will not stop until we secure the border. A country cannot endure if it does not protect itself. We need to build the fence, secure the border, and enforce the law. Our porous border is an abomination."



See also: Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014

Arizona's 9th Congressional District is a battleground district in 2014. Incumbent Kyrsten Sinema faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Wendy Rogers triumphed over Andrew Walter. Sinema and Rogers will face off in the general election on November 4, 2014.[6]

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Rogers to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[7]

U.S. House, Arizona District 9 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngWendy Rogers 59.4% 22,717
Andrew Walter 40.6% 15,510
Total Votes 38,227
Source: Arizona Secretary of State


See also: Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2012

Rogers ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 9th District. She was defeated by Vernon Parker in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[8][9]

U.S. House, Arizona District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVernon Parker 22.5% 11,184
Lisa Borowsky 6.6% 3,281
Leah Campos Schandlbauer 4.3% 2,139
Travis Grantham 18.4% 9,179
Wendy Rogers 21% 10,479
Martin Sepulveda 20.4% 10,165
Jeff Thompson 6.7% 3,358
Total Votes 49,785


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Rogers ran in the 2010 election for Arizona State Senate District 17. She was defeated in the November 2 general election by Democrat David Schapira.[10]

Arizona State Senate, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Schapira (D) 21,783
Wendy Rogers (R) 18,827
Garrett Chartier-Dickie (L) 1,277
Grand Pa Goshorn (G) 784

Campaign donors


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

Wendy Rogers (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 12, 2013$3,583$102,530$(6,597)$99,515
July Quarterly[12]July 8, 2013$99,515$128,425$(21,502)$206,438
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$206,438$118,535$(53,345)$271,628
Year-End[14]January 31, 2014$271,628$90,026$(50,163)$311,490
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$311,490$137,958$(45,801)$403,648
July Quarterly[16]July 15, 2014$403,648$138,367$(154,669)$387,346
Running totals


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Rogers' reports.[17]

Wendy Rogers (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[18]April 13, 2012$0$86,549.44$(12,524.06)$74,025.38
July Quarterly[19]July 14, 2012$74,025.38$79,548$(52,112.07)$101,461.31
Pre-Primary[20]August 16, 2012$101,461.31$44,676$(67,861.44)$78,275.87
Running totals


Rogers and her husband, Hal, have two children.[21]

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  1. Politico, "2014 Arizona House Primaries Results," accessed August 26, 2014
  2. Roll Call, "Arizona: GOP Challenger to Sinema Kicks Off Campaign on Sunday," March 14, 2013
  3. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed June 12, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed August 10, 2012
  6. Politico, "2014 Arizona House Primaries Results," accessed August 27, 2014
  7. Roll Call, "House Republicans Put 36 Recruits ‘On the Radar’" accessed November 21, 2013
  8. Arizona Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," August 28, 2012
  9. Associated Press, "Primary results," August 28, 2012
  10. Arizona Secretary of State, "General election results," accessed December 13, 2013
  11. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers April Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers July Quarterly," accessed July 28, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers October Quarterly," accessed October 29, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers Year-End," accessed February 7, 2014
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers April Quarterly," accessed April 30, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers July Quarterly," accessed July 24, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers's Summary Report," accessed August 23, 2012
  18. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers April Quarterly," accessed August 23, 2012
  19. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers July Quarterly," accessed August 23, 2012
  20. Federal Election Commission, "Wendy Rogers Pre-Primary," accessed August 23, 2012
  21. Project Vote Smart, "Biography," accessed June 2, 2014