I am thrilled and honored to have received the endorsement of the Cedar Rapids Gazette. I look forward to the last week of campaigning and hopefully earning the privilege of a second term.
From the Gazette:
DISTRICT 3 SUPERVISOR
Ben Rogers, a Democrat, is wrapping up his first term as the youngest member on the board of supervisors. He has impressed us with his growing knowledge and leadership, especially because he came on board during the post-flood time of crisis, steepening the learning curve.
Now that most of the county’s rebuilding is finished, Rogers wants to focus meshing the county’s mental health and disabilities services with the state’s new reform legislation. He wants to expand intergovernmental cooperation with Cedar Rapids and other cities and keep working on quality of life projects.
Rogers has the right approach and deserves re-election regardless of the decision of his opponent, David Zahn, former Cedar Rapids public safety commissioner, to withdraw as an active candidate after his name was already on the ballot..