Former Pennsylvania Senator and potential Presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who won the 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus, announced on Monday that Assistant Majority Leader of the Iowa State House, Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls), will serve as Chairman of Santorum’s Patriot Voices in Iowa.

Rick Santorum said: “I am excited to announce the addition of Walt Rogers to our growing Iowa team and I am confident that his support today will again be a terrific lift for our efforts in the Hawkeye State. Like me, Walt understands the importance of not just being a Party of business-owners, but being a Party that fights for the worker and hard-working families. Our movement cannot win unless we recognize that the 90% of Americans who do not own their own business and the 70% of Americans who do not have a college degree need a champion. I am prepared to fight for them and I am thrilled to have Walt Rogers standing side-by-side with me in Iowa.”

Walt Rogers said: “I am thrilled to be a part of Senator Santorum’s efforts to fight for the American worker and family here in Iowa today. Senator Santorum has been consistent and passionate in his efforts to fight for hard-working families. This is exactly the type of message that resonates here in Iowa, and it is why he defied the Beltway pundits to win our Caucus in 2012. Hard-working Iowa families understand that Rick Santorum is a champion for them and I am looking forward to helping Senator Santorum take this message all across Iowa.”

Walt Rogers currently represents the Cedar Falls area in the Iowa State Legislature, being elected by his peers to serve as Assistant Majority Leader.  Rogers holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the University of Northern Iowa. He and his wife Jenny (Ridder) have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

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Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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