Another Top Klansman Seeks Political Office As a Democrat
Another former KKK leader is running for office in Florida… As a democrat.
Democrat John Paul Rogers was the head of the United Klans of America, an organization that was one of the most violent branches of the KKK.
A mayoral candidate in Lakes Wales is speaking out about his involvement with the Klan.
70-year-old John Paul Rogers wants to become the next mayor of Lake Wales, but critics say he could have a tough time bringing the town together because he’s a former member of Ku Klux Klan.
Rogers, who is currently a commissioner, spoke with 10 News Tuesday afternoon and says, “I’m not running for the Klan for Grand Dragon.” That’s because Rogers has already had that title.
He blames his opponent Mike Carter for bringing up his former involvement in the United Klans of America.