Meet Dave



Dave’s Experience

Dave brings a unique combination of government and business experience supporting clean energy, local manufacturing, healthcare reform, environmental protection, and more. Learn about Dave’s Experience »


Dave’s Background

Dave Rogers was born in Pennsylvania, and moved to the Boston area 15 years ago in 1997. He now resides in Cambridge where he is a homeowner. He is from a very large and extremely close-knit family, one of seven children born to Douglas and Maxine Rogers. Dave’s father was a decorated naval officer who served in the Pacific during World War II and four of his uncles also served overseas in the military during World War II. His mother grew up in a small Irish community in Iowa, on a farm her family later lost in the Great Depression. His parents were part of that greatest generation of Americans who lived through and triumphed over some of the toughest of times— world war and economic hardship — sustained by hard work, commitment to family, and a belief in strong communities. It was a generation of Americans that directly confronted and solved the most difficult challenges of their time and Dave knows that together we must now do the same.

The sudden death of his father when Dave was only 12 left his mother to raise the family on her own. Dave credits his mother for the example of perseverance and hard work she set for him and his siblings through a difficult time in their lives and, at 91, she remains Dave’s greatest inspiration. Dave has carried that lesson of resilience in the face of hardship and the inherent value of hard work into every aspect of his life and will bring it to his work as a state legislator.

In addition to his work as a lawyer and political activist, Dave enjoys spending time with friends and family, is an avid amateur guitarist and enjoys playing ice hockey in an area men’s league.