|Joseph Bernard "Joe" Rogers|
Joe Rogers (right) and FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team leader Pete Bakersky (left) on September 22, 2001, shortly after 9/11.
|45th 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||Denver, Colorado|
|Alma mater||Colorado State University
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Rogers was born on July 8, 1964 in Omaha, Nebraska to Joe Louis Rogers and Lola Marie Rogers. He later moved with his family to Colorado. He received his bachelor's 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.
Rogers died after being admitted to the hospital due to back pains on October 7, 2013.
|Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Jane E. Norton
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