October 28, 2000
What's right is not necessarily correct Charlotte Kusche, in her letter to the "Leader" ("Women voters in league with Dems," Sept. 20) denigrates the League of Women Voters because they do not agree with her and James Rogan's radical "right wing" philosophy. What she fails to take into account, or give credit for, is that they agree with what is "correct" not what is "right!" ZACHARY CHARLES Burbank Rogan can't hide from his record While Rep. James Rogan's district was moving away from his ultraconservative politics he was Newt Gingrich's assistant majority whip, pushing the now-discredited Contract with America.
May 13, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta and Darrell Satzman BURBANK -- All's fair in love and politics. President Clinton plans to appear at a fund-raiser to help state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) in his bid to win the local congressional seat from Republican James Rogan, star of last year's presidential impeachment trial. A week ago, U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) announced he would lend his support to Rogan by way of an endorsement. Both local politicians have turned to heavy national hitters to boost their chances in what is expected to be one of the closest -- and is certain to be one of the most closely watched -- congressional races in the country.
June 20, 2001
Jason C. Roe With Jim Rogan now out of elective office, spending time with his wife and twin daughters 3,000 miles away and about to join President Bush's administration, Will Rogers must be going through depression. I once naively thought his ranting hatred for Jim Rogan was due to political differences. Now I see it for what it is -- envy. Here was Rogan by age 40: L.A. County gang murder prosecutor; named one of the most effective DA's in California; youngest state court judge in California; elected presiding judge of the court; member of the state legislature; named No. 1 in integrity and effectiveness as Glendale's assemblyman; elected majority leader of the Assembly in his freshman term; member of Congress; prosecuted the first impeachment of a president in 130 years.
March 8, 2000
Robert Shaffer BURBANK -- In a forward to what is expected to be a contentious congressional campaign, Rep. James Rogan led challenger Adam Schiff among absentee voters Tuesday. Rogan captured 51% of the vote to Schiff's 46%. Libertarian Ted Brown received 2% and Natural Law candidate Miriam Hospodar got 1%. Democrat Schiff, Glendale's state Senator, said he was down by eight points in his 1996 primary campaign and won by eight points. Rogan won his 1998 Congressional primary by 25 points before winning by three percentage points in the general election.
September 16, 2000
Irma Lemus and Judy Seckler PASADENA -- Calling a recent mailer by state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) a cheap shot at Rep. James Rogan (R-Burbank), his opponent in the 27th Congressional District race, a group of Armenian residents protested outside of the legislator's Pasadena office. Displaying a giant size copy of the Sept. 4 letter, about a dozen Armenian community members on Thursday said the campaign piece mailed to district voters was misleading and warranted an apology.
September 23, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- One of the nation's most well-known gun control lobbies is targeting a local congressional candidate with its "Dangerous Dozen" list. Handgun Control, a nonprofit organization headed by Jim and Sarah Brady, this week placed Rep. James Rogan (R-Burbank) on its roster of legislators with "pro-gun" records. "Jim Rogan had a truly horrible record of voting against common sense gun laws in California and he's continued that in Congress," said Luis Tolley, the group's western regional director.
July 12, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta BURBANK -- The California Democratic Party has jumped into the battle for control of the House of Representatives with its first television ad for this year's congressional election. The target of the $58,000 campaign, which was launched Friday, is Burbank's incumbent Republican congressman, James Rogan. The cable television ad never mentions Rogan's opponent, state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), but may drum up support for him by presenting the congressman as a legislator who opposes reducing class sizes in schools.
September 8, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum On election night of Jim Rogan's three congressional races, he would always walk through the phone banks, thanking the volunteers who called registered voters, encouraging them to vote. Each year, he'd spot former Congressman John Rousselot working the phones, just another volunteer. "Nobody knew who he was, nobody knew that he had served in Congress," Rogan said. "Most of them were high school or college kids. John was a constituent, and he just wanted to make sure he did everything he could for me, even if it was just calling people on the phone."
July 15, 2000
Will Rogers Especially in an era of term limits, "slow and steady win the race" doesn't necessarily apply to politics. But the tale of the tortoise and the hare may ring true for one candidate in the current crop. In 1996, Craig Missakian trailed a pack running for Assembly. The tortoise won more confidence from bettors than Missakian's showing mustered. Today he's warming up for the finals in the race he once couldn't even qualify to enter. In his first race, Missakian and seven others pursued the Republican nomination.
August 9, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta The Coalition for Immigration Reform got what it wanted from U.S. Rep. James Rogan (R-Burbank) before asking. The group of area community, labor and religious leaders announced it had canceled plans to hold a newsconference criticizing Rogan for a cable television spot attacking his opponent in the 27th Congressional District race, state Sen. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), for opposing Propositions 187 and 227. The ad about the voter-approved measures -- which sought to keep illegal immigrants from receiving public services and end bilingual education -- is no longer being broadcast.