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(Cedar Falls, IA) Beginning this Friday, February 21, State Representative Walt Rogers, a Republican candidate for U.S. Congress in Iowa’s First District, will begin a tour of the district’s 20 counties. The campaign’s “Smaller, Smarter Government Tour” will take place over the next five Fridays and conclude with a hometown rally in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet Rogers and ask questions; Rogers will also speak about his campaign at each stop.

Below are details for the first two Fridays of the tour:

Friday, February 21:

Bremer County: 11:30am-12:30pm, East Bremer Diner, Waverly

Fayette County: 2:00pm-3:00pm, Pizza Ranch, Oelwein

Buchanan County: 4:30pm-5:30pm, Pizza Ranch, Independence

Benton County: 6:30pm-7:30pm, Pizza Ranch, Vinton

Friday, February 28:

Winneshiek County: 11:00am-noon, Pizza Ranch, Decorah

Allamakee County:  1:00pm-2:00pm, Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Clayton County: 3:30pm-4:30pm, Joe’s Pizza, Guttenberg

Delaware County: 6:00pm-7:00pm, Pizza Ranch, Manchester

Members of the public are invited to all events; admission is free.

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.

Rogers represents Iowa House District 60, which is comprised of much of west Waterloo and southern Cedar Falls, Hudson, and southwestern rural Black Hawk County.  He and his wife Jenny live in Cedar Falls; they have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

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