Meet Wendy

I am a proud Republican running for Congress because I made a promise. I made a promise to my father that I would change this country back to what it once was – a land of values and integrity. I am not a politician or career bureaucrat. I am a wife, mother, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and a start-up small business owner. And I’ll make this promise to the people of Arizona – I will fight to repeal Obamacare, replacing it with free market solutions; I will cut spending and debt; I will get government out of the way of small businesses; and I will pass a balanced budget amendment

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Wendy Rogers on the Happiness, Opportunity, and Technology Show

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Allen West Backs Wendy Rogers in Arizona

Via Sunshine State News

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., announced this week that his was backing Wendy Rogers, the Republican candidate running against U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz. Rogers becomes the 14th candidate backed by the Allen West Guardian Fund PAC. West praised Rogers for her service in the Air Force and her efforts to reform the federal VA department.

“Wendy is an exceptional patriot,” West wrote supporters on Friday in an email. “You can be certain a battle-hardened veteran like Wendy will fight to get to the bottom of the incompetence and cronyism plaguing not just our VA system, but Washington as a whole. And there is no doubt we need her war-fighting experience to help shape an effective strategy against the foreign threats facing our nation.”


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Wendy Rogers Urges Action to Contain Ebola, Decries Purely Political Appointment of Ebola Czar who has no Medical Experience

Calls for replacement of partisan appointee with an actual medical expert on Ebola

(PHOENIX, AZ) – Wendy Rogers announced her outrage at the appointment of Vice President Biden’s former Chief of Staff, Ron Klain to serve as “Ebola Response Coordinator” for the Obama Administration.

“President Obama’s decision to appoint Ron Klain, former Chief of Staff to Vice Presidents Al Gore and Joe Biden, as Ebola czar is the height of partisan ridiculousness. Responding to Ebola requires specialized knowledge. This national emergency cannot be handled by a Beltway insider from a political perch,” said Wendy Rogers, a former Air Force clinical social worker.

She continued, “Ebola is a highly-infectious, deadly disease that requires a strong, coordinated medical response. It is not something that can be fought by wishing it away with a press conference, though that is clearly what President Obama imparts. I urge the Obama administration to reconsider this appointment, and I urge Congresswoman Sinema to join me in calling instead for the appointment of a qualified medical professional who actually can lead our nation’s response to Ebola.”

“Unfortunately, this is just the latest in a long line of operational missteps by the Obama administration, which clearly has no comprehension of how to handle such a pressing and complex health scourge. Already, the Obama administration’s mishandling of this health crisis has shaken the public trust. Now making Ebola into something purely political completely violates what’s left of that trust.”

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Wendy Rogers on the Jim Sharpe Show

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Wendy Rogers on the Mike Broomhead Show

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Allen West Guardian Fund Endorses Wendy Rogers for AZ-9

WASHINGTON DC, October 16, 2014 - Today the Allen West Guardian Fund PAC announced its endorsement of Wendy Rogers for Arizona's 9th Congressional District. Rogers' endorsement is the fourteenth for the 2014 election cycle, meeting the PAC's goal of "14 for '14." Voters in this Republican-leaning district have enthusiastically embraced Rogers' conservative vision.

"Wendy is an exceptional patriot," said Col. West, "She's running to represent the district where the VA scandal first erupted, and you can be certain a battle-hardened veteran like Wendy will fight to get to the bottom of the incompetence and cronyism plaguing not just our VA system, but Washington as a whole. And there is no doubt we need her war fighting experience to help shape an effective strategy against the foreign threats facing our nation."

Rogers joins Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Martha McSally (AZ-2), Steve Russell (OK-5), Dan Sullivan (AK-Senate), Joni Ernst (IA-Senate), Will Hurd (TX-23), Barry Loudermilk (GA-11), Lee Zeldin (NY-1), Ryan Zinke (MT at Large), Dan Bongino (MD-6), Congressman Tom Cotton (AR-Senate), Larry Kaifesh (IL-8) and Mia Love (UT-4) whom have already been endorsed by the PAC.

Wendy Rogers

A 5th-generation officer in the military, Lt Col Wendy Rogers (RET) spent her career serving America as one of the first 100 women pilots in the U.S. Air Force, rising up through the ranks and continuing a family tradition of service that dates back more than 100 years.

She received her Bachelor's degree from Michigan State and her first of two Master's degrees from the University of Alabama.

Today, Wendy Rogers is a proud mother, devoted wife, and successful businesswoman. With her husband, Hal, she operates one of Arizona's top-rated property inspection companies, having provided well over 100 jobs over the past 16 years.

The Allen West Guardian Fund was established in January 2013 as a PAC to support conservative military veteran and minority Republicans running for state and federal office. The leadership PAC Colonel West established during the 2012 election cycle with the same mission helped 7 military veteran candidates win their seats in the House of Representatives, and played an important part in the run-off election in Arizona's 9th district.

For more information about the Allen West Guardian Fund, visit allenwestguardianfund.com.


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Female Vets Say They’ll Put Country First, Even On Capitol Hill

Via NPR


Wendy Rogers on NPR

As the war against the so-called Islamic State continues in the Middle East, political ads have for weeks been raising the specter of terrorism. And several congressional candidates with military experience say they’re the ones who can best keep America safe. Many of them are women. Only five female veterans have ever served in Congress, but 11 are running for seats this year – the most ever.

Just a few are running in competitive races, and Republican Wendy Rogers is one of them. Even if she never told you she spent 20 years in the military, you’d have a feeling.

For starters, she’s ridiculously fit at 60. She’s getting her three-year-old granddaughter and one-year-old grandson exercising on the pull-up bar at her house. And while rolling through the Phoenix suburbs on bicycle to meet voters, Rogers will note that maintaining “aircraft control” is first and foremost.

Rogers is a retired lieutenant colonel -– one of the Air Force’s first 100 female pilots. And now, she’s part of the biggest class of female veterans ever who are fighting for a seat in Congress. Back in the late 70s, three out of four members of Congress had served in the military. Now, it’s down to one in five. But the number of female veterans running for office has climbed since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This election, they’re almost evenly divided by party.

This year, Rogers is facing off against Democratic incumbent Rep. Kyrsten Sinema.

She campaigns as “Lieutenant Colonel Wendy Rogers.” Her license plate reads “AFPILOT.” On her website, there are photos of her next to the military transports she flew. Rogers says there’s a simple logic behind all this advertising.

“You only have someone’s attention for a few seconds, and imagery is very strong,” Rogers explained, “and so if I evoke that image of an Air Force pilot, that will stick.”

Flagging her time in the Air Force isn’t just a memory aide – Rogers says a military background signals other qualities that might help on Capitol Hill. Like the ability to hear the other side, even if you don’t always agree.

“We in the military are taught to lead. But we are also taught to follow and listen. No matter who is on your air crew, for example, there is a valued input which might save your life,” Rogers said.

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Wendy Rogers on the Barry Young Show

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Small Business Backs Wendy Rogers for Congress

Entrepreneurial experience, pioneering career make her Main Street’s choice

PHOENIX, Ariz., Oct. 9, 2014 — The political action arm for America’s voice of small business today announced its endorsement of entrepreneur and pioneer Wendy Rogers for Congress over incumbent Kyrsten Sinema.

“Wendy Rogers knows first-hand the rewards of building a successful enterprise, the duty of making payroll, the challenge of government regulatory compliance and the profound responsibility for the economic fates of as many as 100 employees and independent contractors affiliated with her small business,” said Farrell Quinlan, Arizona state director for the National Federation of Independent Business.

“The same pioneering spirit she exhibited as one of the first 100 women pilots in the U.S. Air Force showed up again in her willingness to work as hard as any candidate I have ever seen, knocking on thousands of doors in neighborhoods across her district in 100-plus degree Arizona temperatures.”

Rogers is the owner of a home inspection business, and is an NFIB member. The endorsement of Rogers (9th District) was made by NFIB’s SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust, the association’s political action committee. NFIB has 350,000 dues-paying members across the nation, including 7,000 in Arizona.

“Congresswoman Sinema scratched out only a 30 percent voting record on 10 issues vital to Main Street in the 113th Congress,” said Lisa Goeas, NFIB’s vice president for political and grassroots. “That is not a way to treat the people who employ more working Americans than big business, big labor or big government ever will. The engine of our economy will run much smoother with Wendy Rogers in Congress.” (http://www.nfib.com/assets/HCV.pdf)

Brief, single-pages of bulleted information on the power of the small-business vote, what a small business is and the distinctions it has from a big business can be found here. (http://www.nfib.com/article/a-resource-for-reporters-and-editorial-writers-66027/)

“Small businesses significantly impact Arizona’s economy,” reports the Office of Advocacy at the U.S. Small Business Administration. “They represent 97.1 percent of all employers and employ 44.8 percent of the private-sector labor force. Small businesses are crucial to the fiscal condition of the state and numbered 495,227 in 2010. Most of Arizona’s small businesses have fewer than 20 employees.” (http://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/az12.pdf)

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For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.


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