[vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#f9f9f9″ scene_position=”center” top_padding=”3%” bottom_padding=”1%” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” id=”about” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_color=”#ededed” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=”triangle”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1641843794701{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

About Dr. James Rodgers

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ animate=”yes” custom_height=”20″][vc_row_inner content_placement=”middle” column_margin=”40px” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]A Texas native and Baylor alumnus twice over, Dr. James Rodgers has over 15 years of education experience from elementary schools to university level, serving in all manner of capacities and in a diverse array of settings from London to New York to Dallas.

Currently serving as a recruiter for an international Christian non-profit, James is a former small-business owner, consultant, and devoted husband and father. Seeing our neighborhoods underserved by well-intended, but ineffective government systems that are ultimately driving inner-city poverty and crime, Dr. Rodgers will serve as the next Republican Congressman for TX-30 by championing competition with an education marketplace, economic equality with Opportunity Zones, a Second Step Act for the GOP to transform approaches to law and drug enforcement, and by fiercely defending the civil liberties protected in the Constitution.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”padding-3-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”239″ animation=”None” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”center” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”75%” max_width_mobile=”default”][divider line_type=”No Line” custom_height=”15″][vc_column_text]

James is a former small-business owner, consultant, and devoted husband and father.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#ededed” scene_position=”center” top_padding=”3%” bottom_padding=”1%” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” id=”about” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_color=”#ededed” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=”triangle”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner content_placement=”top” column_margin=”40px” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”240″ animation=”None” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”center” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”75%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1641845088499{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Born and Raised in Central Texas

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ animate=”yes” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]James was born and raised in Central Texas to a typical lower-middle-class family. Surrounded by dreadful neighborhood schools, James and his brother were able to attend a local Christian school, by virtue of his mother’s willingness to serve as the school custodian during the day, after her overnight shift as a nurse ended. His mother’s willingness to accept such a taxing role for years, simply to afford her sons a better education became a transformational part of James’ life, as he felt called to give back by working in schools with students like him.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1641844905392{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Over the Next Decade

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ animate=”yes” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]Over the next decade, James went from McLennan Community College to a doctorate from Baylor. During that time, he worked almost exclusively in high-needs schools, serving as everything from a teacher to a coach and on to an administrator at both the middle and high school levels, earning multiple awards and honors along the way. James’ experience allowed him to see schools in rural Texas, inner-city New York, internationally in London, and several places in between. Working in such diverse settings provided James with the opportunity to engage with various groups of students, teachers, and parents.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#f9f9f9″ scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” id=”about” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_color=”#ededed” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=”curve”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” top_margin=”3%” bottom_margin=”3%” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” column_margin=”40px” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” top_margin=”1%” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1641844885424{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Beyond the Classroom

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ animate=”yes” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]Beyond the classroom, James had the opportunity to research, review, present, and publish at many national journals and organizations, working with key stakeholders in education. This varied experience, both academic and practical, allows James to understand why our education system is fatally flawed, ripe with dangerous practices, and is the single biggest driver of the economic inequality facing our inner-city and rural communities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”242″ animation=”Fade In” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”center” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”75%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#ededed” scene_position=”center” top_padding=”3%” bottom_padding=”1%” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” id=”about” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_color=”#ededed” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=”triangle”][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_row_inner equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” column_margin=”40px” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” text_align=”left”][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” centered_text=”true” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][image_with_animation image_url=”241″ animation=”None” hover_animation=”none” alignment=”center” border_radius=”none” box_shadow=”none” image_loading=”default” max_width=”50%” max_width_mobile=”default”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/2″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp” css=”.vc_custom_1641844958134{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Stepping up for TX-30

[/vc_column_text][divider line_type=”Small Line” line_alignment=”default” line_thickness=”1″ divider_color=”extra-color-1″ animate=”yes” custom_height=”20″][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]While working in the Bronx, James met his wife Franchesca and stole her back to Texas. The two were wed in March of 2019, welcomed their baby girl named Heather at the beginning of 2020, and are expecting their second child this Spring. Aside from his time in education, James has been a small business owner, a consultant, and is currently serving as a recruiter for an international Christian non-profit.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInUp”]Seeing the once vibrant neighborhoods of his community underserved by well-intended, but ineffective government systems that are ultimately driving inner-city poverty and crime, Dr. Rodgers will serve as the next Republican Congressman for TX-30 by school innovation with an education marketplace, economic equality through the use of Opportunity Zones, fighting for a Second Step Act for the GOP to transform approaches to law and drug enforcement, and by fiercely defending the civil liberties protected in the Constitution.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row type=”full_width_content” full_screen_row_position=”middle” column_margin=”default” column_direction=”default” column_direction_tablet=”default” column_direction_phone=”default” bg_color=”#222d65″ scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” row_border_radius=”none” row_border_radius_applies=”bg” class=”mobile1″ id=”emailsignup” overlay_strength=”0.3″ gradient_direction=”left_to_right” shape_divider_position=”bottom” bg_image_animation=”none” shape_type=””][vc_column column_padding=”padding-5-percent” column_padding_tablet=”inherit” column_padding_phone=”inherit” column_padding_position=”left-right” top_margin=”1%” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ column_shadow=”none” column_border_radius=”none” column_link_target=”_self” gradient_direction=”left_to_right” overlay_strength=”0.3″ width=”1/1″ tablet_width_inherit=”default” tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default” column_border_width=”none” column_border_style=”solid” bg_image_animation=”none”][vc_column_text css_animation=”fadeInLeft”]

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