D'James Rogers running for 54th District | News
D’James E. Rogers II, of West Memphis is running for the 54th District seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives. You can hear the full audio of the interview by clicking here.
Rogers is a lifelong resident of the West Memphis area and attended high school in West Memphis. He was born on June 8, 1979. He’s a small business owner within the city and he graduated from the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff with a degree in business administration. He’s married and has four children, and his wife works for Mid-South Community College.
Within the last ten years he worked as an assistant to then senator Blanche Lincoln. He says the experience gained in working with the senator as very valuable, especially in his ability to connect and reach out to members of other political parties.
If elected, he wants to work with the local college to find new and innovative ways to attain and keep the younger people in our area. He has a particular interest in the field of renewable energy technology and “green” jobs. He wants to use his small business skills to help lure more of this growing industry to our area.
The 31-year-old independent believes the key to improving Crittenden County is better connecting residents to the higher educational opportunities that exist, and stressing the importance of financial responsibility to our youth.