Walt Rogers Announces Run for Iowa Senate in SD-30 Special Election
Today, former state representative Walt Rogers, R-Cedar Falls, announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Senate District 30. Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2010 and served until January of 2019.
Rogers resigned his position on the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board this morning. A special nominating convention will be held on Monday, February 25 to fill the vacancy for Iowa Senate District 30.
“Serving the people of Cedar Falls, Hudson, and Waterloo in the Iowa House of Representatives was one of my greatest honors,” said Rogers. “I am running for the Iowa Senate to continue that service and grow opportunity for Iowans in Black Hawk County.”
Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver said, “Walt has deep ties to his community and an impressive record of accomplishment on behalf of the Cedar Valley area. He is no stranger to competitive campaigns, and I am excited to work with him.”
A former youth pastor, Rogers continues to consult with youth organizations nationally. He has served on several community boards of directors, including Leader in Me, One City United, Guiding Star Cedar Valley, the Safe and Drug Free Committee, Alternatives Pregnancy Center, My Waterloo Days, and Love Cedar Valley.
“During my tenure in the Iowa House, I focused on improving career opportunities for all Iowans, prioritizing education, and implementing solutions to make health care more affordable,” said Rogers. “I look forward to this opportunity to continue to implement the positive agenda that has made Iowa the Number One state in the country.”
Rogers graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Technology Degree with an emphasis in Manufacturing. He and his wife Jenny have lived in Cedar Falls for 38 years. They have three adult children.