Elections

Ben Rogers to seek new term as Linn County supervisor

Democrat says he wants to make county 'more lean, effective and efficient'

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Supervisor Ben Rogers will seek another term on the county board.

Rogers, 36, has represented District 3 for the past eight years.

A Democrat, he said in a Monday news release that he hopes to continue to champion services for those with mental health challenges and disabilities so they can “achieve greater independence and higher quality of lives.”

Rogers said he is running on his record of fiscal responsibility.

“Your county taxes are lower today than when I was first elected,” he said. “I am leading a county governmentwide initiative to make Linn County more lean, effective and efficient with your hard-earned tax dollars,” he said.

District 3 covers most of northeast and part of southeast Cedar Rapids.

Three of five seats on the Linn County board are up for election this fall. Supervisor Brent Oleson, running as a Democrat, announced last week he plans to seek a third term in District 4. District 2 Supervisor Linda Langston will not seek another term.

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