|Joseph Bernard "Joe" Rogers|
|Lieutenant Governor of Colorado|
January 12, 1999 – January 14, 2003
|Preceded by||Gail Schoettler|
|Succeeded by||Jane E. Norton|
July 8, 1964|
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
|Died||October 7, 2013
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
|Resting place||Fairmount Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Colorado State University
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he moved with his mother and family to Colorado. He received his bachelors degree from Colorado State University and his law degree from Arizona State University College of Law. He then practiced law in Colorado. Rogers was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
In 1996, Rogers ran for Colorado's First Congressional District as a Republican, gaining 42% of the vote. In 1998 he became the second black lieutenant governor of Colorado after George L. Brown, who served from 1975 to 1979. Personal and political conflicts with his running mate, Governor Bill Owens, kept him off the reelection ticket in 2002. Rogers instead ran in the newly created 7th Congressional District, but placed last out of four in the Republican primary, receiving just 13% of the vote, behind the eventual winner in the general election, Bob Beauprez.
- "9News: Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Rogers dies - Denver Business Journal". Bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
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