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Dale Rogers

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Dale Rogers
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Candidate for
Michigan House of Representatives District 42
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolFulton High School[1]
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
Master'sEastern Michigan University
Place of birthKnoxville, Tennessee
Campaign website
Dale Rogers was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 42 of the Michigan House of Representatives.[2]


Rogers earned his B.S. in Industrial Education in 1982 from the University of Tennessee, and his M.S. Interdisciplinary Technology in 1994 from Eastern Michigan University. His professional experience includes working as a career and technical education teacher at Novi High School, as well as an adjunct professor at Madonna University. He is a National Board Certified teacher with three decades of experience.[3]


Campaign themes


Rogers' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]


  • Excerpt: "However, much of Michigan’s unemployment rate is not due to the lack of job opportunities; it is due to the mismatch of skills for our current graduates. There are many skilled technical job openings going unfilled in our state because of the lack of qualified applicants. As a result, this is partly why jobs and education are such an important issues to me."


  • Excerpt: "Being a teacher of 32 years, education is a very important issue to me. I believe Michigan needs someone with a solid background in education in the legislature to help reform our educational system for the 21st century. I believe that Michigan needs a school curriculum and a qualified teaching force for the 21st century that will prepare our students to meet the challenges of a 21st century global economy."


  • Excerpt: "I believe Michigan’s tax structure is in need of a major reform. I believe we need to consolidate our current tax system and develop a balanced system that encourages economic growth but provides the dependable revenue streams that can ensure the reliable state and local governmental services that our citizens deserve."

Transparency in Government and Respecting the Will of the People

  • Excerpt: "I believe we need a state legislature that is forthright and doesn’t misuse the state constitution to play games with legislation to subvert the will of the people."



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Timothy Johnson was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Lana Theis defeated Nick Fiani, Rich Perlberg and Dale Rogers in the Republican primary. Theis defeated Johnson in the general election.[5][6][2][7]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 42 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLana Theis 65.2% 23,477
     Democratic Timothy Johnson 34.8% 12,547
Total Votes 36,024
Michigan House of Representatives, District 42 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLana Theis 49.8% 5,722
Rich Perlberg 26.3% 3,018
Dale Rogers 12.7% 1,460
Nick Fiani 11.2% 1,285
Total Votes 11,485


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rogers ran in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 42. He was defeated by incumbent Bill Rogers in the Republican primary on August 7.[8][9]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 42 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Rogers Incumbent 73.4% 8,575
Dale Rogers 26.6% 3,112
Total Votes 11,687


Rogers and his wife, Leann, have two sons.[3]

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