Wendy Rogers was born on July 24, 1954. Rogers represents Arizona legislative district 6 in the Arizona Senate. She is a member of the Republican Party. Rogers also served in the United States Air force from 1976 to 1996.
Despite many campaigns, Rogers was unsuccessful five times until she won a seat in 2020.
Rogers is a supporter of former US President Donald Trump. With this, she has also supported various conspiracy theories. Rogers was linked with the excellent replacement conspiracy theory. White supremacists embraced this theory. Also, Rogers went as a guest in a webcast that promotes hate speech. She also spoke at a conference that was linked to QAnon.
Rogers completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Michigan State University. She has her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Rogers also secured another Master’s degree in the Science of National Security.
Rogers made five unsuccessful attempts to hold a place in the House of Representatives. She lost in 2010 to David Schapira, a democrat.
In 2012, she lost to Vernon parker. Again when she ran against Kyrsten Sinema in 2014, she lost.
Rogers ran again in 2016 and 2018 but had to face defeat.
During one of her election campaigns, she went on saying, “slimy character whose modelling agency specializes in underage girls and advertises on websites linked to sex trafficking” about Steve Smith, her opponent. For this remark, Rogers was sued by the modelling agency and its owner. This tussle went to the Supreme Court. It was then argued if a person can be held guilty of defaming a political opponent.
Finally a Win
In 2020, Rogers defeated Felicia French to represent district 6 of Arizona legislation in the state senate.
Earlier, she won the Republican primary by defeating Sylvia Allen. During the pandemic of the Coronavirus, Rogers declared gun shops as important businesses.
She wanted to rename a part of Arizona State Route 260 as “Donald J. Trump Highway”. Martin Quezada regarded this as “a desperate attempt to pander to a base of voters even though the state of Arizona rejected Donald Trump.”
Donald Trump support
It was evident that Roger made all the attempts to gain Trump’s confidence and voice for herself. Rogers took forward the lie that the 2020 Presidential elections were stolen.
For this, Rogers got support from Donald Trump and all the republicans. Despite having a disastrous political career, Wendy Rogers came became a breakout star.
Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, said, “I think if you don’t see her run for high office, you’re going to see her in the next Trump administration.”