Jim Rogers

Monday, February 4th 2008, 6:26 pm
By: News On 6

Jim Rogers, 72, was born in Atoka County and graduated from Atoka High School.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree at Oklahoma Baptist University, a Master of Science Degree at Wyoming University and an Educational Specialist Degree from Wyoming University.  He currently lives in Midwest City.

He is a retired teacher and rancher.  He taught at Connors College, Eastern Oklahoma State College, Western Wyoming College, Seminole State College and Oklahoma Baptist University. 

A Democrat, he ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate for Oklahoma in 2002 and 2004.  He also ran for Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor in 2006 but was unsuccessful. 

Political positions:

Rogers is a strong supporter of education, strengthening the family unit, and providing medical care for uninsured children.  In his run for Lieutenant Governor, he stressed infrastructure improvements and strengthening Oklahoma tourism.