Walt Rogers >> Biography (House District 60)

P.O. Box 1142
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613


DOB: 7/5/1961
Spouse: Jenny



Walt Rogers is serving his fourth term in the Iowa House.

Walt was born on July 5, 1961, as the sixth of what would be eight children. Walt attended grade school in Waterloo and graduated from Columbus High School in 1979.

During high school, Walt met Jenny Ridder and they were married in 1980. Walt then attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Technology Degree with an emphasis in Manufacturing and Management Technology in 1984.  Walt and Jenny have lived in Cedar Falls for 32 years. He and his wife have three grown children and 10 grandchildren.

Rogers has been a leader in his community all his adult life. He has worked in the private sector for several years at Rath Packing Company, Northland Products Company, and as an account executive at Mudd Advertising. Rogers spent more than twenty years working with Cedar Valley youth and families at area churches. He was on the staff management team at Orchard Hill for several years, has been a member of the Cedar Falls Safe and Drug-Free Committee, and has served on the boards of Alternatives Pregnancy Center and Love Cedar Valley.

Rogers is a leadership consultant and has worked as a concert promoter and event planner. He has also organized entertainment locally for My Waterloo Days. Rogers founded and directed Onefest—one of the largest indoor music festivals in the Midwest, and for the fifteen years has led Caravan—an influential annual trip for high school students.

He was elected as a House Assistant Majority Leader in 2013.