Rogers Garners Another Endorsement

Cedar Falls - State Representative Walt Rogers is announcing another significant endorsement to his re-election campaign.

Walt Rogers of Cedar Falls has been named a Friend of Iowa Business by the Iowa Industry PAC (IIPAC), the political action committee of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry.

The Iowa Industry PAC evaluates candidates based on their support for a competitive business climate with a focus on creating Iowa jobs. The selections are made by the IIPAC board, which is comprised of 11 bipartisan ABI members from across Iowa.

“Walt Rogers has demonstrated a commitment to improve Iowa’s business and regulatory climate so that employers can create more jobs and grow the economy,” President Michael Ralston said.

Rogers Supports Fair Funding for UNI

On April 9, 2014 Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) delivered comments supporting fair funding for the University of Northern Iowa in a point of personal privilege on the House floor. The following are his remarks, as prepared for delivery:

I want to talk about the UNI funding issue, and before I start, I want to be clear that this is not about placing one of our Regents' universities in higher esteem then the other; this is simply about fairness and equity of tax dollars.

I have noticed something different about the student lobbyists this year.
The UNI student lobby team has been relentless in their efforts to talk to many of us about the UNI funding. That's because there is a problem.

Rogers Gets Three Big Endorsements

Cedar Falls, IowaState Representative Walt Rogers is announcing three significant endorsements to his re-election campaign.

The Iowa Farm Bureau, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and the Iowa Corn Growers Association all have endorsed the re-election of Walt Rogers to House district 60.

The Iowa Farm Bureau has designated Rogers a “Friend of Agriculture.”  “Actions matter,” said IFBF PAC Chair, Lance Bell, “Our PAC takes great care evaluating the candidates’ track records and survey responses to determine who will support issues that directly impact our family farms, businesses and rural communities.”

The NFIB is comprised of small business owners from throughout the state and picked Rogers to endorse because of his record in the Iowa House.

Iowa Corn Growers Association also wholehearted support Walt Rogers for re-election to House district 60.

Walt Rogers said, “I am honored by the endorsements of these three important organizations who represent small business owners, family farms and voters who want to see strong leaders representing their values in Iowa government.”

Walt Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2010.  Elected by his colleagues as an Assistant Majority Leader during his freshman term in office, Rogers was also chosen as one of only 15 state legislators nationwide for GOPAC’s Emerging Leaders Class of 2012; Rogers was then named one of four co-chairs of their Emerging Leaders Summit.

Rogers serves on the Appropriations, Economic Growth, Education, and Transportation committees and is the Vice Chair of the Administration and Rules Appropriations Committee.


NRA, Iowa Right to Life Endorse Rogers


CEDAR FALLS – State Representative Walt Rogers received endorsements for his reelection campaign this week from the National Rifle Association and Iowa Right to Life.

In addition to their endorsement, the NRA awarded Rogers its coveted “A” rating, expressing thanks for his support for the Second Amendment during his time in the Iowa House. Iowa Right to Life named Rogers its preferred candidate in House District 60 as well, citing his pro-life voting record.

Rogers said, “I am grateful to receive both of these endorsements. Protecting our right to life is one of the primary functions of government, and our Second Amendment rights protect all the rest of our rights.”

Walt Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House in 2010 by defeating an incumbent Democrat. Rogers was elected by his colleagues as an Assistant Majority Leader during his first term; he currently serves on the Appropriations, Education, Economic Growth, Administration & Rules, and Transportation committees. He was reelected in 2012 to represent the new House District 60, which includes southern Cedar Falls, southwest Waterloo, Hudson, and southwestern rural Black Hawk County.

Rogers has been married to Jenny for 33 years; they have three children and eight grandchildren. A graduate of Waterloo Columbus High School and the University of Northern Iowa, Rogers grew up in Waterloo and currently resides in Cedar Falls.



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