Lynn Rogers, longtime Wichita School Board Member, to run for 25th Senate District



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August 4, 2015   Lynn Rogers, 316-262-4716

Lynn Rogers, longtime Wichita School Board Member, to run for 25th Senate District

TOPEKA – Lynn Rogers, of Wichita, today announced that he plans to file for the Senate’s 25th District, which includes a portion of Sedgwick County. Rogers currently serves on the Wichita Public Schools Board of Education, a position he’s held since 2001.

“Since Gov. Brownback has been in office, I have had to make tough choices regarding school funding because Sen. O’Donnell and Gov. Brownback refuse to do so,” said Rogers. “The people of the 25th district need an advocate in Topeka who has the right priorities – our jobs, our kids, and our community – not someone who is there simply to rubber stamp the governor’s radical agenda.”

Rogers had been a Republican, but changed parties and is running for the seat as a Democrat.

“I could not be more excited to welcome Lynn to the Democratic Party,” said Jill Docking, Wichita businesswoman and longtime Kansas Democrat.  “Lynn and I have been friends for more than a decade, and I know his decision to change parties was neither easy nor taken lightly, but at the end of the day, his beliefs and values align best with our party.”

Rogers has spent the past 30 years working in banking.  He currently works as the Vice President & Senior Relationship Manager, where he assists farmers and ranchers with financing the equipment they need to be successful in their businesses.

Rogers and his wife Kristine have been married for more than 30 years, and have been homeowners in Riverside the entire time. They have three adult children – two sons and a daughter – all of whom are graduates of Wichita North High School. His community involvement began with volunteering for the PTO when his children were in elementary school.

“It’s time for the 25th district to have a leader who is mature, has integrity, and has the ability to empathize with struggling families in our community,” said Rogers.

Today, Rogers and his wife are actively involved in First Baptist Church, where they have volunteered at the monthly community breakfast for nearly 20 years. Rogers is also a member of the Citizens Alliance for Responsible Education (CARE), the Kansas Association of School Boards, and the Council of Great City Schools.

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