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Richmond councilman weds

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 6:41 pm in Contra Costa politics, Richmond.

Jim Rogers and Kristin Rosekrans

Jim Rogers and Kristin Rosekrans

Richmond Councilman Jim Rogers, 54, wed Kristin Rosekrans, 40, on Saturday in Pt. Richmond, confirmed the honeymooning elected official from a cruise ship off the coast of Alaska.

Rogers included the photo when he responded to my email inquiry about acquiring copies of some of his campaign finance reports. (And yes, he had the reports sent to me.)

Here is what fellow Richmond Councilman Tom Butt posted on his email forum:

Jim Rogers and Kristin Rosekrans were married at Keller’s Beach in Point Richmond, followed by a celebration at their new home nearby. Kristin is originally from Berkeley but has spent much of the last ten years abroad, teaching in Ghana and El Salvador. In Ghana, she was Associate Director for Literacy Programs at the Education Development Center in Accra, Ghana. More recently, she has been the Senior Education Advisor for USAID in San Salvador, EL Salvador.

She earned a Master of Education in International Education Policy at Harvard and is working on her PhD at Cal Berkeley while continuing to teach. She is published in education journals, including “Influencing Education Policy Using Participatory Research and Informed Dialogue: Lessons from El Salvador.”

Kristin’s father presided at the ceremony.

Jim and Kristin met the modern way, on line. Jim joked that it’s a good thing she has been out of the country so long because she had never seen a People’s Lawyer commercial. They are off to Alaska for a honeymoon and presumably will be back in time for resumption of City Council business in September.

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  • John W

    I would comment about how he seems to have got the better end of the deal, but that would be tacky. Happy marriage!