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Don Rogers


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-1978 Republican AD-33 42912 Win
11-04-1980 Republican AD-33 61546 Win
11-02-1982 Republican AD-33 39617 Win
11-06-1984 Republican AD-33 59302 Win
11-04-1986 Republican SD-16 89942 Win
11-06-1990 Republican SD-16 85882 Win
11-03-1992 Republican SD-17 136298 Win

Candidate Biography:

Donald Augustine Rogers
Born: April 22, 1928 in Natchitoches, Louisiana
Married: Marilyn
Children: Mallorie, Grayson and Douglas
Military Service: USMC
Died: October 24, 2018

1992: Resigned from the State Senate on December 15.*

  • Legal Troubles: According to a San Francisco Chronicle article; In 1992, Rogers declared "that he did not have to pay federal taxes because he held a "white man's citizenship" and was not a U.S. citizen."
  • In 1992, while serving in the Senate, Rogers resigned his Senate seat (SD-16) to assume another seat (SD-17) due to redistricting.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (1983), (1994)
Source: "State Panel Probes Legislator's Reluctance to Pay Federal Taxes" by Robert G. Gunnison, San Francisco Chronicle (4/16/1996)