Ben Rogers was first elected to the Linn County Board of Supervisors in November 2008 at the age of 28. He was re-elected in 2012 and 2016 and represents District 3, which includes the Northeast side of Cedar Rapids. Ben is running for re-election to the newly formed District 2, which includes the North East side of Cedar Rapids, the city of Hiawatha, city of Robins and Monroe Townships 1 and 2.
In his role as Supervisor, Ben has become actively involved in and passionate about issues related to mental health and disabilities, and he currently serves on the East Central Region Mental Health/Disability Services board. Ben has also spearheaded an initiative to make Linn County government more efficient and effective, improve customer satisfaction and streamline county operations.
Ben is involved with many other community organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for multiple non-profits. Ben was a volunteer firefighter and EMT for the Mount Vernon Fire Department from 2003-2010.
In 2008, Ben was named one of the Corridor Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” and participated in the Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership for Five Seasons program. In 2010, Governor Chet Culver appointed Rogers to the Generation Iowa Commission to help Iowa attract and retain the now and next generation. In 2012, Ben was selected to participate in the National Association of Counties “County Leadership Institute”. In 2017, Ben was appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to the Iowa Council on Homelessness to help address issues related to homelessness in Iowa and was named one of Linn County’s National Alliance on Mental Illnesses “Heroes in the Fight” for his work on issues related to mental health.
Ben is married to his wife Andrea and has two children; Kieran and Penelope.
"Ben is a good listener and will care about your concerns."
John, Cedar Rapids