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City of PerrisCandidate for City Council

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Rita Rogers

City Council Member
5,847 votes (26.29%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Public Safety, maintaining lower crime rates and safer communities
  • Economic Development, bringing more jobs and businesses to the City of Perris
  • Expanding Community Engagement through volunteer opportunities



Profession:City Council Member for the last 17 years
Mayor Pro Tem, City of Perris — Elected position (2016–current)

Community Activities

Founder & Chair of Perris Cops & Clergy, Cops & Clergy (2002–current)
Executive Committee Member, Western Riverside Council of Governments (2006–current)
Chair of Health Sub Committee , WRGOG (2014–current)
Commissioner, March Joint Powers Authority (2015–current)


I have served on the Perris City Council since 1999, serving as Mayor Pro Tem for 5 terms. I retired as Division Director of the March of Dimes in 2012 after 15 years and raising over $10Million for the Charity. I am the Founder and Chair of the Perris Cops & Clergy, which I started in 2002.

i am the proud mother of 2 adult children, 9 grandchildren and now a great grandmother. I have been honored by the NAACP, National Congress of Black Women, National Association of Female Executives, Southern California Academic Center of Excellence on Youth Violence Prevention, UCR, Forbes Alliance, Society for the Thinking Woman, 2000 Notable American Women and the Grand Marshall of the Black History Parade.

I am most importantly a willing vessel for God and I believe communities are changed through partnerships between government, school administrators, business leaders, law enforcement and clergy.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Riverside County Superintendent Kenn Young
  • Sheriff Stan Sniff
  • Supervisor Marion Ashley

Elected Officials (9)

  • Ed Agundez, VP Perris HS Board
  • Riverside Councilmember Andy Melendrez
  • Moreno Valley Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Giba
  • Fontana a Mayor Acquanetta Warren
  • Lake Elsinore Mayor Brian Tisdale
  • Temecula Mayor Mike Naggar
  • Perris Mayor Daryl Busch
  • Virginia Blumenthal, RCC Board President
  • Calimesa Council Member Ella Zanowic

Individuals (9)

  • Angel Ochoa, PTown Boxing
  • Andre Mitchell, CEO Perris Valley Youth Association Sports
  • Pastors Sylvia & Jose Ramirez
  • Pastor Benjamin Briggs
  • Pastor Pete Perez
  • Bishop Dexter Kilpatrick
  • Bishop Don Siler
  • Matt Johnson, Pres of Perris Chamber
  • Dr. Marian Croak, VP Google

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