Thursday, March 01, 2018

Rep. Rogers not seeking re-election

Rogers Announces He Will Not Seek Re-election

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Michael Rogers announced this week this would be his last legislative session. He is not seeking re-election.  Rogers represents Broken Arrow and District 98, which covers parts of Tulsa and Wagoner County.

“The challenges these past few months with the health of my wife have brought great clarity and focus on what is most important in my life,” said Rogers, R-Broken Arrow.  “They made me realize how much work I put on my wife while I am at the Capitol.  They also made me realize I was missing a lot of my three boys’ activities, games and practices. As all the representatives will tell you, this is not a four-month-a-year job, and to do it right and effectively it is pretty much year round.”

Rogers also resigns his position as Chairman of the Common Education Committee effective immediately.

“I cannot continue with the workload, meetings and important responsibilities that being the Chair of Common Education requires. I am confident Speaker McCall will find a qualified replacement that will carry on the work with which the committee is tasked.  This decision wasn't easy, but sometimes in life you have to give up something you love for something you love even more. It has been a great honor to serve in the House, and I have built lifelong friends on both sides of the aisle. I will always cherish my time in the House and how blessed I am to have served with so many quality members.”

Rogers was first elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2014.  He serves on the Common Education, Banking, and Business, and Judiciary committees as well as on the Appropriations & Budget Health Subcommittee.