Showing posts with label David A. Rogers. Show all posts
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rogers Enters Race For Accomack County Sheriff

David A. Rogers, Sr.
ACCOMAC -- David A. Rogers Sr., 36, of Belle Haven, has entered the race for Accomack County Sheriff in the November election.

Rogers was a lieutenant with the Sheriff's Office when he resigned July 18 to enter the campaign.

Rogers' career with the department started in March 2003 as a correctional officer. He worked hard, receiving several promotions before attaining the rank of lieutenant of the patrol division.

Rogers was raised in Painter by his mother Mary Onley, the artist Mama Girl, and stepfather Donald.

They worked the fields of the Shore for Duer Produce in Painter.

Rogers stated the fieldwork humbled him and gave him a strong work ethic.

Rogers graduated from Nandua High School in 1993. He joined the U.S. Army and served his tour in Germany before being honorably discharged.

Rogers worked for Bundick Well & Pump for eight years. While there, he also traveled with his mother. He also worked as a driver for Davis Disposal in Painter.

Rogers states he has put a lot of thought into being sheriff. He has watched very closely the affairs of the department and will implement changes.

Rogers said his faith in God is a significant part of his life.

"Strong leaders are those with strong religious convictions and that's what I have," he said.

Rogers stated he wants the citizens to know that the Sheriff's Department belongs to them and that active participation in it will greatly increase the department's success rate.

Rogers wants a deputy assigned to Tangier two weeks a month if housing is located, and a partnership with Eastern Shore Community College for training.

Rogers lives with his wife Kenya and their two children. A third is in college.