Walt Rogers

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Walt Rogers
Walt Rogers - Official Portrait - 84th GA.jpg
84th General Assembly portrait (2011)
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 60th district
20th district (2011–2013)
Assumed office
January 10, 2011
Preceded by Doris Kelley
Personal details
Born July 5, 1961 (1961-07-05) (age 55)
Waterloo, Iowa, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jenny
Children 3 (all grown)
Residence Cedar Falls, Iowa
Alma mater University of Northern Iowa
Religion Christian
Website legis.iowa.gov/...

Walt Rogers (born July 5, 1961) is the Iowa State Representative from the 60th District. A Republican, he has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 2011.

As of October 2011, Rogers serves on several committees in the Iowa House – the Appropriations, Judiciary, State Government, and Transportation committees. He also serves as the vice chair of the Administration and Regulation Appropriations Subcommittee and as a member of the Research and Development School Advisory Council.

On October 1, 2013, Rogers announced his candidacy for United States Congress in Iowa's 1st congressional district in the 2014 election cycle.

He was born and raised in Waterloo, Iowa.

Political stances[edit]

Voting accessibility[edit]

During the 2017 legislative session, Rogers voted[1] to shorten both the amount of time one may cast an absentee ballot and the number of days one can vote at satellite polling sites,[2] and he voted to require all voters to present a state-issued ID.[3] Though he voted for the measure, the bill was opposed by the Iowa State Association of Counties, an advocacy group for Iowa's disabled, and Iowa's Department on Aging opposed the bill.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

In his first campaign for public office, Rogers lost his 2008 election bid for the Iowa Senate's 10th District, losing to incumbent Democrat Jeff Danielson by a margin of only 22 votes. Rogers was elected in 2010, defeating incumbent Democrat Doris Kelley; he was reelected in 2012 over challenger Bob Greenwood.

Election Political result Candidate Party Votes %
Iowa Senate elections, 2008 [5]
District 10
Turnout: 32,215
Democratic hold Jeff Danielson* Democratic 16,103 50.0
Walt Rogers Republican 16,081 49.9
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2010 [6]
District 20
Turnout: 13,288
Republican gain from Democratic Walt Rogers Republican 6,997 52.7
Doris J. Kelley* Democratic 6,031 45.4
Iowa House of Representatives elections, 2012 [7]
District 60
Turnout: 13,288
Republican hold Walt Rogers* Republican 8,966 51.9
Bob Greenwood Democratic 8,298 48.0


  1. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House Journal (Monday, April 10, 2017)" (PDF). Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ Petroski, William; Pfannenstiel, Brianne. "Iowa Legislature Adjourns: What passed in 2017 session?". Des Moines Register. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Iowa Legislature. "House File 516". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ Iowa Legislature. "Lobbyist Declarations". Iowa Legislature. Retrieved April 22, 2017. 
  5. ^ "November 4, 2008 General Election Results". Iowa Secretary of State. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Report, General Election held November 2, 2010" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. December 16, 2010. p. 61. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2012 General Election Canvass Summary" (PDF). Iowa Secretary of State. December 14, 2012. p. 106. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Doris Kelley
60th District (formerly 20th)
Succeeded by