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.