Republican – Congressional District 9 U.S. House
Phone: (480) 269-0279
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Wendy Rogers
Address: 3030 S Rural #120, Tempe, AZ 85282
Age: 59. (07/24/54, Fort Knox, KY).
Arizona since: 1996
Occupation: Small business owner, HouseMaster Home Inspections; U.S. Air Force officer, 1976-96 (politico-military affairs officer, U.S. Air Forces Europe, deployed in support of Bosnian Airlift, 1994; air officer commanding U.S. Air Force Academy; aircraft commander C-141 and C-21 jet transport aircraft; pilot, 1981-96; clinical social worker, 1977-80).
Children: 2; 2 grandchildren
Education: Master’s degree, national security studies, California State San Bernardino, 1986; M.S.W., University of Alabama, 1977; Bachelor’s, social work, Michigan State University, 1976.
Political experience: Candidate for CD-9, 2012 (narrowly lost Republican primary by 705 votes).
Interests: Astronomy, philately, running, golf, international backpacking travel to 3rd world nations, weekend backpacking outdoors in Arizona, quality time with my family and my grandchildren.
Two biggest issues: Enacting tax reform to help middle class families and repealing Obamacare.
Budget priorities: A balanced budget amendment. We must begin to grapple with our national debt. Our government has done nothing on this issue for far too long. Not only is it a threat to our national security, it also endangers funding for important programs and will hurt our long-term ability to provide a safety net for the needy and elderly.
Fiscal philosophy: I would implement block grants for two different funding streams – education and Medicaid. Block grants for these two program areas will help reduce federal bureaucracy and promote efficiency by putting the states in charge of administering these programs. These issues are not one-size-fits-all issues, but the federal government funds them and administers them like they are. We have saved millions by adopting the block grant structure for other important programs; we can do the same with these.
Common Core: Fix the disorganized Phoenix VA Hospital system by first bringing on additional primary care providers from other VA hospitals in states where there are no staffing shortages.
Gifts to elected officials: Senator Daniel Patrick Moynahan was a longtime senator from New York, who was one of the truly intellectual giants in Washington. He coined the phrase “defining deviance down” and was a serious Democrat who knew entitlements needed to be overhauled. He was a scholar, a diplomat, and a gentleman.
Transparency in government: Congressman David Schweikert and Americans for Prosperity.