Joe Rogers

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Joseph Bernard "Joe" Rogers
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
In office
January 12, 1999 – January 14, 2003
Governor Bill Owens
Preceded by Gail Schoettler
Succeeded by Jane E. Norton
Personal details
Born (1964-07-08)July 8, 1964
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Died October 7, 2013(2013-10-07) (aged 49)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Resting place Fairmount Cemetery

Denver, Colorado

Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Juanita
Alma mater Colorado State University
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

Joseph Bernard "Joe" Rogers (July 8, 1964 – October 7, 2013) was a politician who was the youngest Lieutenant Governor in Colorado history.[1]


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.[2]

Political career[edit]

In 1996, Rogers ran for Colorado's First Congressional District as a Republican, gaining 42% of the vote.[3] 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.


Political offices
Preceded by
Gail Schoettler
Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Succeeded by
Jane E. Norton