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Del.Mike Rogers, first Black man to chair Anne Arundel delegation, brings military leadership skills

Updated: Jan 25

Capital Gazette Last Updated: Feb 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm

In a historic move, Delegate Mike Rogers, a Laurel Democrat, shattered barriers by becoming the first Black man elected as chair of the Anne Arundel County delegation. With an illustrious 29-year military career that culminated in his retirement as a colonel in the U.S. Army, Rogers brings a wealth of leadership and diversity to his new role.

Passionate about the importance of diverse voices at the table, Rogers emphasizes the value of unique experiences in shaping legislative decisions. His efficient and effective model of leadership has garnered praise, making him a consensus builder in a county delegation comprising both major political parties.

Beyond his military service, Rogers engages with the community as a part-time federal government consultant and a football coach at Severn Athletic Club. His commitment to public service extends to the legislative arena, where he aims to bring people together and enact legislation that benefits county residents and the broader state.

Looking ahead, Rogers is not only focused on his current leadership responsibilities but also seeks reelection in the upcoming fall elections. As the primary approaches on June 28 and the general election on November 8, Rogers plans to connect with residents, encouraging them to vote and actively participating in door-knocking initiatives.

Delegate Mike Rogers's journey exemplifies a commitment to breaking down barriers, fostering diversity, and creating opportunities for future leaders. His story serves as an inspiration for those who believe in the power of diverse representation and effective leadership in shaping legislative outcomes.

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