Roger J. Katz is an American politician and lawyer. Katz is a RepublicanState Senator from Maine's 24th District, representing Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney and Vassalboro. He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2010 after serving from 2006 to 2010 as mayor of state capital Augusta. He is chair of the Government Oversight committee in the State Senate. A practicing lawyer, he is partner in the law firm Lipman, Katz & McKee in Augusta. In 2010, Katz defeated State Representative Patsy Crockett. Following re-election in November 2012, Katz was elected as Republican Senate assistant minority leader after his party lost majority status to the Democrats.
His father, Bennett Katz, served as State Senator in the 1960s and 1970s, including a stint as Senate Majority Leader.