Lynn Rogers (politician)

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Lynn Rogers
Lieutenant Governor-elect of Kansas
Assuming office
January 14, 2019
GovernorLaura Kelly (elect)
SucceedingTracey Mann
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 9, 2017
Preceded byMichael O'Donnell
Succeeded byTBD
Personal details
Born
Lynn Wayne Rogers

(1958-09-11) September 11, 1958 (age 60)
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kris
EducationUniversity of Nebraska–Lincoln (BA)

Lynn Wayne Rogers (born September 11, 1958) is an American politician who has served in the Kansas Senate from the 25th district since 2017 and is the Lieutenant Governor-elect of Kansas.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Rogers was born on September 11, 1958 in Fremont, Nebraska. After graduating from University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 1980, he worked in Nebraska as a Marketing Specialist for several years until he moved to Wichita, Kansas in 1985 to accept a position with Farm Credit Bank of Kansas. In 1993, Rogers became a Vice President with CoBank Farm Credit Leasing, where he would remain until his election to the Kansas Senate in 2016.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

Rogers' first elected office was as a member of the Wichita School Board, where he served from 2011-2018. In 2016, he was elected to the Kansas Senate's traditionally Republican 25th district, replacing outgoing Senator Michael O'Donnell, who vacated the seat to run for Sedgwick County Commissioner. In his time as a Senator, Rogers worked to "reverse the Brownback-Colyer tax experiment and invest more in our schools."[4]

On May 24, 2018, Laura Kelly announced that she had selected Rogers as her running mate in the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election. On November 6, 2018, Kelly prevailed over Republican nominee Kris Kobach and independent candidate Greg Orman, making Rogers the Lieutenant Governor-elect of Kansas.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bryan Lowry (August 4, 2015). "Wichita school board member Lynn Rogers to challenge Michael O'Donnell for Senate seat". Kansas.com. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  2. ^ Rachel Sommerfeld (October 17, 2016). "Lynn Rogers (D-Kansas Senate District 25)". Ksn.com. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Lynn Rogers' Biography". votesmart.org. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c Jonathan Shorman (May 24, 2018). "Kelly picks fellow state senator from Wichita as running mate". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Suzanne Perez Tobias (November 26, 2018). "As lieutenant governor, Rogers says he'll fight for education and rural communities". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
Kansas Senate
Preceded by
Michael O'Donnell
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 25th district

2017–present
Succeeded by
TBD
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jill Docking
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
2018
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Tracey Mann
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
Elect

Taking office 2019
Incumbent