State Sen. Wendy Rogers stopped in Show Low to visit with some of her White Mountain constituents on Memorial Day. Rogers said the holiday provided a good opportunity to meet with “fellow patriots” in the area.
Rogers served with the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, beginning in 1976, and said it was nice to reflect on her time with the military while in a community with many retired and active members.
Trumped Store owner Steve Slaton invited Rogers to his business’ Memorial Day celebration, noting she made stops for the city of Show Low’s Fourth of July parade in 2022.
“She’s a servant of the people and we knew there would be a lot of people here who would like to hear from her and see her,” Slaton said.
Slaton said Rogers did not address the crowd of visitors but spoke to individuals throughout the day.
“There’s a lot of people in Show Low and the White Mountains who are concerned about a variety of different issues these days,” he said.
“Issues like the border, the debt ceiling, the upcoming election are on everyone’s mind. I appreciate having a senator who is approachable and willing to be out with the people, on the ground.”
On April 18, Gov. Katie Hobbs vetoed 63 different bills during the legislative session (a state record), an act Rogers referred to as “frustrating, but not disheartening.”
Rogers noted she worked with s Warren Petersen, of Gilbert, to devise a state budget (that was not vetoed by Hobbs) and reportedly includes a $260 million tax rebate.