(Cedar Falls, IA) State Representative Walt Rogers announced today that he is ending his campaign for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s First Congressional District; Rogers will instead run for reelection to his State House seat.

Rogers said, “It is no secret that running for Congress requires an enormous amount of money, and raising money takes a lot of time.  This week I missed a floor vote in the Iowa House for the first time, in order to attend a campaign fundraiser.  While I thought I could balance running a Congressional campaign and my responsibilities in the Iowa House, it became apparent that I must choose between the two.”  Rogers continued, “I am extremely proud of my work in the Iowa House; I believe it is the best place for me to continue to make a positive and immediate impact on the lives of Iowans.”

Rogers will file the necessary paperwork for his reelection campaign next week.

The only Republican state legislator currently serving from Black Hawk County, Walt Rogers was first elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2010 by defeating an incumbent Democrat.  Elected by his colleagues as an Assistant Majority Leader during his freshman term in office, Rogers was also chosen as one of only 15 state legislators nationwide for GOPAC’s Emerging Leaders Class of 2012; this year Rogers was named one of four co-chairs of their Emerging Leaders Summit.

Rogers serves on the Appropriations, Economic Growth, Education, and Transportation committees and is the Vice Chair of the Administration and Rules Appropriations Committee.

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