Santa Clarita, CA, August 8, 2011 – Dr. Lee Rogers has announced he is running for Congress in California’s 25th District, which contains Santa Clarita, The Antelope Valley and part of Simi Valley. Dr. Rogers is a podiatrist and the medical director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, CA. He is a published author and speaker on research and health policy. Dr. Rogers recently left a national position with the American Diabetes Association directing education and advocacy in preventing amputations in diabetes. “I feel compelled to run because our government is paralyzed by partisanship and is dominated by career politicians who would rather score points by playing ‘chicken’ with each other while important deadlines approach, instead of coming together to fix problems,” Rogers notes. Rogers, who is a vocal defender of Medicare and supports ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, said, “Washington has been irresponsible with our money, now they want the burden of this debt to fall on the solely backs of the middle class, the poor, and our seniors. We need a Congress with the right priorities. Let’s put America first.” About Lee Rogers Dr. Lee Rogers is a podiatrist specializing in the prevent amputations from diabetes. He is the medical director of the Amputation Prevention Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, a specialty center which receives patients from all over Southern California. He is a leader in his profession and is a frequent speaker at conferences across the country. He is a published author with credits for over 100 scientific papers, articles, and book chapters. Dr. Rogers has won several awards, including honors for outstanding research in 2007 and 2009, and the 2011 American Podiatric Medical Association’s Rising Star Award. He recently completed his term as chair of the Foot Care Council for the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Rogers is a consultant for several entities, including professional boards, medical device companies, and medical management companies providing them with advice on how to improve patient care and be profitable in today’s difficult healthcare delivery market. He and his wife, Susan, live in Los Angeles County where they are raising their 2-year-old daughter, Emma.