Commonsense leadership. A passion for making a better Kansas.
Lynn Rogers is a commonsense leader who has a passion for education and improving the lives of average Kansas families. He will lead the charge for change through moderation and compromise as the Kansas Democratic Party Chair.
Lynn was born and raised on a hog farm by proud, Republican parents, who taught him the values of honesty, respect, and trusting your neighbors. They were good public servants and inspired Lynn to do the same.
In 2001, Lynn was elected to the Wichita USD 259 Board of Education where he worked on behalf of the children and parents in Wichita. He served until 2016 and spent seven years serving as president or vice-president. Lynn also volunteered with the PTO of his children’s school and at his church.
Lynn has more than 40 years of experience in banking. Thirty of those years he spent traveling Kansas as an agriculture banker assisting farmers and ranchers with financial planning and investment so they could have a bright future. Growing up on a farm, Lynn knows the challenges Kansans face, especially those in rural communities.
Lynn was a lifelong Republican until 2015 when he decided to run for the Kansas Senate. He had seen first-hand the impact that Republican driven cuts had made to K-12 education along with a strong increase of students in the free/reduced lunch program. When public education became a partisan issue, Lynn departed from the Republican Party to truly and earnestly continue serving others. He has a proven track record of working to solve problems for Kansans by finding bipartisan solutions. When it comes to public service, Kansans – regardless of their political affiliation – come first.
Lynn was elected to the Kansas Senate in 2016. He represented the 25th Senate District, which includes parts of Wichita, from 2017 to 2019. He served on the Senate Committee on Financial Institutions and Insurance (ranking member), Senate Committee on Federal and State Affairs, Senate Committee on Agriculture, and the Legislative Post Audit Committee.
Lynn was Lieutenant Governor from 2019 to 2021. Lynn was the head of the Office of Rural Prosperity where he focused on rural communities. He made significant progress in expanding internet access and better housing in rural Kansas.
Lynn has lived in Wichita for over 30 years with his wife, Kris. They have three grown children – Kyle, Kelsey, and Keegan – all graduated from Wichita public schools. He is also a proud grandfather to three grandchildren.