State Representative Elgin Rogers, Jr. is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He is a graduate of Jesup W. Scott High School. He attended Kent State University where he was a member of the wrestling team and was elected to undergraduate student government as the Senator for Student Advancement. Mr. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Kent State University. He completed graduate studies at Indiana University under the auspices of the late Harvard Ph.D., Dr. Lawrence J. Hanks, where he specialized in American Government & Politics, and management of Urban Government Systems. Mr. Rogers credits his educational success and development to the support of his family, influential teachers, professors, coaches, and the Fairside community center in Toledo, Ohio.
Rep. Rogers is an advocate for those fighting the realities of poverty, unemployment, poor working conditions, and hopelessness. He is known for his willingness to help and his ability to address and help solve complex problems.
His career in public service began in education where he has served on the faculty of various colleges and universities throughout the Midwest teaching American Government and Political Science. Additionally, he has served in high-functioning roles in government as director of multiple departments in the Lucas County Auditor’s office and as an administrator with the Lucas County Board of Commissioners.
Rep. Rogers joined the Ohio House of Representatives in the 134th General Assembly in 2022 to represent the 44th district to fulfill the unexpired term of State Senator Paula Hicks – Hudson. He was elected to the 135th General Assembly on November 8th, 2022, to serve the 44th House District after an unprecedented election cycle that included two primaries and one general election – due to gerrymandering.
Rep. Rogers is committed and dedicated to improving the quality of life in Northwest Ohio. His priorities include protecting seniors, children, civil rights, workers’ rights, and public education.