Lynn Rogers (politician) Information (Person)

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Lynn Rogers
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51st Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
Assumed office
January 14, 2019
Governor Laura Kelly
Preceded by Tracey Mann
Member of the Kansas Senate
from the 25th district
In office
January 9, 2017 – January 14, 2019
Preceded by Michael O'Donnell
Succeeded by Mary Ware [1] [2]
Personal details
Lynn Wayne Rogers

(1958-09-11) September 11, 1958 (age 61)
Fremont, Nebraska, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education University of Nebraska–Lincoln ( BA)

Lynn Wayne Rogers (born September 11, 1958) is an American politician and businessman who is the 51st and current Lieutenant governor of Kansas since 2019. A Democrat, he had previously served on the Board of Wichita Public Schools from 2001 to 2017, [3] and in the Kansas Senate representing the 25th District of west Wichita from 2017 to 2019. [4]

Early life and career

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. [5] [6]

Political career

Rogers' first elected office was as a member of the Wichita School Board, where he served from 2001 to 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." [6]

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 and Rogers defeated the Republican ticket of Kris Kobach and Wink Hartman and independent ticket of Greg Orman and John Doll. [6] [7]


  1. ^ "Democrats choose Mary Ware to replace Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers in Senate".
  2. ^ "Senator Mary Ware | Legislators | Kansas State Legislature".
  3. ^ Bryan Lowry (August 4, 2015). "Wichita school board member Lynn Rogers to challenge Michael O'Donnell for Senate seat". Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Rachel Sommerfeld (October 17, 2016). "Lynn Rogers (D-Kansas Senate District 25)". Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lynn Rogers' Biography". Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  6. ^ a b c Jonathan Shorman (May 24, 2018). "Kelly picks fellow state senator from Wichita as running mate". Wichita Eagle. Retrieved December 14, 2018.
  7. ^ 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

Succeeded by
Mary Ware
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jill Docking
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
Most recent
Political offices
Preceded by
Tracey Mann
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas