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District 21
Coventry, Foster, Scituate, West Greenwich
(401) 222-2708

Senator Gordon E. Rogers


Senate Minority Whip

Ex-Officio Member of all Senate Committees

Secretary, Senate Committee on Housing & Municipal Government

Member, Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture 


Gordon E. Rogers (R-Dist. 21, Coventry, Foster, Scituate, West Greenwich) was first elected to the Senate in November 2018. Senator Rogers was elected Senate Minority Whip in August 2022, and as such serves as an ex-officio member of all standing Senate committees. He currently serves as Secretary of the Senate Committee on Housing & Municipal Government and is a member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Agriculture. Sen. Rogers previously served on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Committee on Rules, Government Ethics & Oversight.

Senator Rogers is a full time DPW Director and an Assistant Emergency Director for the Town of Foster. He is also an active volunteer in his hometown. He has been a member of the Moosup Valley Fire Department since 1980 and currently serves as lieutenant. He is also a volunteer EMT. In 2023, he was appointed to the Rhode Island Emergency Management Advisory Council. 

Raised on a dairy farm, Senator Rogers is a Foster native who graduated from Ponaganset High School and now owns three small businesses in Foster: GTH Construction, Stone House Inn and Rogers Farm. He was first elected to the Foster Town Council as president in 2010 and served three terms on the council. He is a past member of the Foster Economic Development Advisory Committee and past member of the Foster Police Station Building Committee.  

During his time in the legislature, Senator Rogers has been a leading voice on issues surrounding rural communities within our state. He has championed funding local roadway repairs and maintenance, appropriating funds for school safety and security improvements, strengthening the Castle doctrine, returning surplus revenue to taxpayers, and limiting renewals of a declaration of emergency.   

Born on December 22, 1964, he resides in Foster with his wife Heidi. They have four children and seven grandchildren.