July 22, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta GLENDALE -- His gait says it all. As a boy, James Rogan decided he wanted to walk like one of his heroes, President Harry S. Truman, who he had read took 120 paces per minute. Today, Glendale's 42-year-old Republican congressman keeps Truman's confident and hurried pace. His life is filled with instances in which he envisioned what he wanted to do and did it, regardless of the obstacles. At 14, the boy who was then an ardent Democrat but interested in anything political decided to attend the 1972 Republican National Convention.
October 31, 2000
We need a true Californian in the House of Representatives from our 27th district. On paper, Texas now has 30 representatives in the House. In reality they have 31. James Rogan was elected to represent our 27th district. He went to Washington and promptly became the puppet of two ultraconservative Texans: Republican House majority leader Richard Armey and Republican whip Tom Delay. They are such bad news that they were not allowed to speak at the Republican National Convention which nominated George W. Bush.
October 28, 2000
Letter-writer John Queen seems to have the same habit of lying to the public as Adam Schiff. I'm black and I was there when James Rogan spoke. Rogan said that abortion had managed to do to the black family what the Klan wanted to do along, kill your babies. He was right, and all African-Americans should thank him for telling the truth and support him. It is time for the black community to wake up and stop letting the Democrats and Adam Schiff make fools of us. Vote Black, Free and Proud, Vote Rogan BILL WILLIAMSON Pasadena
March 9, 2000
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- When final results came in early Wednesday, Adam Schiff beat James Rogan in a primary that means nothing but bragging rights. Both Schiff, a state Senator, and Rogan, the incumbent congressman, were unopposed in their party's primaries Tuesday night. When all the votes were counted, Schiff received 2,664 more votes of the 126,650 cast. Schiff gathered 49% to Rogan's 47%. Libertarian Ted Brown finished third, receiving 2% of the vote, 152 votes ahead of Natural Law candidate Miriam Hospodar.
August 3, 2000
I am disturbed at some of the comments I've been reading in the Glendale News-Press lately regarding which candidate is best for office -- James Rogan or Adam Schiff. Now, part of a certain group wants Rogan because they feel he can best serve their personal goals -- others want Schiff for the same reason. Isn't the best man for the job, in fact the one that serves all equally? Please remember what United means when you refer to the United States of America.
June 13, 2000
I would like to offer my comments on the recent health care commercials by our congressman, James Rogan. Congressman Rogan's commercial highlights his position on patients' rights, while contrasting that with Adam Schiff's view that lawsuit attorney's should control health care. I happen to agree with Congressman Rogan and think he is doing a fine job working to protect my rights as a patient when I am in the care of a doctor or hospital. Unfortunately, Adam Schiff chose to make a negative comment in your paper saying Congressman Rogan is "dishonest."
March 13, 2000
David Silva NEXT WEEK, THEY'LL BE DUELING WITH SWORDS It probably won't get any warm and fuzzier between these two guys for awhile. Congressional opponents James Rogan and Adam Schiff ran into each other early election day as both dined at an International House of Pancakes in Glendale. Rogan was just leaving the restaurant in a van when Schiff ran up to him. "You can run but you can't hide!" Schiff shouted good-naturedly at the Republican congressman.
October 26, 2000
I am sick and tired of all the campaign mail that I have received from Adam Schiff. I am a registered Republican and strong supporter of Rep. James Rogan. I have called Schiff's office numerous times and asked to be taken off of the list, but I still receive mail from him. I think Schiff's mail is hateful and divisive. Schiff tries to distort the facts about his opponent. Schiff's latest mailer distorts a photograph of his opponent. Schiff's campaign tactics are shameful.
October 19, 2000
I have never been involved in any political activity until James Rogan ran for the state Assembly. During his first run for the Assembly, I received one of his political fliers, which convinced me to send a contribution (the first I had sent to any political campaign). Subsequently, I had the opportunity to meet Rogan. During his second campaign for the Assembly, I became a volunteer in his reelection. God has blessed me with an extraordinary life.
December 31, 1999
Robert Shaffer GLENDALE -- Long a bastion of conservative politics, Glendale changed in 1996. Gone were longtime Republicans who held office for decades. For the first time, Glendale's representatives became a majority of Democrats, as Adam Schiff, Jack Scott and Scott Wildman rode into town. The only Republican holdout was James Rogan, a former Assemblyman who still holds the congressional seat that Republicans have owned since the Depression.