Article by Russett Reader

Retired Colonel Mike Rogers Kicks Off Campaign for Elected Office

February 3, 2018

"Let's build a world class school at Meade."  With those words, Colonel Mike Rogers (US ARMY, RETIRED), launched his bid for District 32 Delegate before a crowd of over 100 well wishers.  Rogers, a 15 year homeowner in Russett, cited his involvement in nearly half a dozen community organizations as part of his appeal for support.  "I've served as the football coach for your Severn Seminoles.  I proudly serve as the current president of the Meade High School PTSA.  I've served on the Board of Directors for the Russett Community Association and I work on behalf of all military families in the State of Maryland as a board member for the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)."

Among the well wishers for Colonel Rogers was long time Russett owner Devin Tucker.  Tucker said that Rogers is by far the most qualified candidate in the field and one of the most qualified running for any office.  "Mike's background has really prepared him for this.  His work with MOAA is especially important considering the heavy presence of military families in the region.  He is essentially already a policy maker.  He is a true consensus builder and a much needed voice for Russett and the greater Laurel area.  I plan on casting just one vote for Mike Rogers"

Samantha Reid, a Russett neighbor, says Roger's ability to work with all types of people is a plus.  "Mike Rogers has connected with people who can get things done.  I have no doubt that he is more than a qualified candidate...relationships and effective communication is the key to success and Mike Rogers has accelerated at both."

Rogers said that he expects to work on education, economics, and other community issues as a Delegate.  "It's just in keeping with what I've always done during my 30 years of military service and my many years of service as a volunteer on a variety of causes in the community - from the donation drive for Puerto Rico to cleaning up behind the 198 hotels.  We have a great community and I will continue to work to keep it that way."

Legislative District 32 includes the communities of Russett, Maryland City, Laurel Highlands, Bacontowne, Jessup, Odenton, Severn, Hanover, Glen Burnie, Ferndale, and Linthicum.  The election will take place on June 26, 2018 in Maryland.  Early Voting in Maryland will take place from June 14 -21, 2018.