Vice Mayor Todd Rogers was elected to the City Council in March 2001 and re-elected in 2005. In March 2009 and March 2013, running unopposed, he was returned to office for additional four-year terms. He was re-elected again in March 2017, and most recently he was elected in June 2022 by the voters of the new District 1 of the city. He previously served terms as Lakewood’s mayor in 2004-2005, 2009-2010, 2014-2015 and 2019-2021. He was named as vice mayor for the 2023-2024 term.
Rogers spent over 32 years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He served four years in top leadership as Assistant Sheriff during which he had direct oversight of the department’s $3.3 billion budget, personnel, training, and technology and support operations. His previous executive assignments include six years as the commanding officer of the Carson Sheriff’s Station. He also worked several patrol, jail and training assignments and was the founding director of the Regional Community Policing Institute – California.
Rogers joined with other Lakewood parents in the 1990s to spearhead an effort to form an independent Lakewood Unified School District. He is the co-founder and chairman of the Lakewood School District Organizing Committee, formed in 1995, which has since been renamed the Lakewood Schools Committee. In 2003, he created the Lakewood Education Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to providing direct support to students and teachers in Lakewood.
He has an M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in History from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He was named Outstanding Graduate of the CSUDH School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 1984, and was honored by CSUDH in 2016 as one of their Most Celebrated Alumni.
Todd was also inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2017 for his career achievements in public safety and public service.
Vice Mayor Rogers’ current term on the City Council runs through June 2026.