Joe Rogers, a former mayor of Monticello, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the November General Election.

Rogers is a native of Monticello and resident of Drew County for 58 years. He has been the manager of his successful family business, Rogers Men’s Wear, for the past 44 years.

Rogers was elected and served as mayor of Monticello from 2007-2010 and as interim mayor for five months 2014. He was the Arkansas State Baseball Commissioner for Babe Ruth Baseball for 20 years. He also served on the Southeast Arkansas Workforce Investment Board.

Rogers is married to Stephanie Rogers. They have two children, Dr. Zach Crossett and wife Bailey of Jonesboro, and Maggie Hand who is currently attending medical school in Erie, Pennsylvania.

“Monticello is facing a number of challenges and desperately needs a mayor that has the experience and ability to meet these challenges,” Rogers said. “When elected, I will serve the whole community honestly with integrity and respect. My door has always been open and I will continue to listen and appreciate input from all our citizens. I have a vision for Monticello and with your help we can bring that vision to reality and a bright future. I appreciate your vote for Mayor of Monticello.”