Democrat Hayden Rogers is a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 11. Photo via of his campaign website.

Editor’s note: This story was originally published Oct. 24. It is updated here with newly released candidate filings.

Democrat Hayden Rogers is seeking the congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler in North Carolina’s 11th District. Last July, the N.C. General Assembly proposed a redrawn map of the state’s 13 districts. Now, Buncombe County is divided into two districts: the eastern portion of the county in the 10th, while the western portion remains in the 11th District, a seat that is being be vacated by Shuler. Rogers is running against Cashiers businessman Mark Meadows.

Rogers is currently the chief of staff of Shuler’s office, and he managed Shuler’s campaign when Shuler unseated the 11th District’s eight-term incumbent Charles Taylor in 2005.

Carolina Public Press has compiled campaign contribution data from the Federal Election Commission’s  Campaign Finance Disclosure Portal.

According to FEC records, as of Oct. 17, Rogers has raised more than $730,000 with more than $472,000 coming from individual donors and more than $255,000 coming from PACS, or political action committees.

Hayden Rogers bio

Age: 42

Education: Degree in politics from Princeton University.

Hometown: Lives in Brasstown.

Professional experience: Chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler; small business owner.

Campaign website:

Campaign Contributions

Cumulative for 2012 through Oct. 17, 2012:

Itemized individual contributions: $421,880

Unitemized individual contributions: $50,632

Party committees contributions: $1,734

PAC (Political Action Committee) contributions: $255,700

Transfers from authorized committees: n/a

Candidate contributions: n/a

Loans from candidate: $0

Total campaign contributions: $730,103

Top Individual Contributors

Cumulative for 2012 through Oct. 17 (the most recent data available), listing their names, employer/occupation, location and total amount given, which may represent multiple contributions:

  • Aaron Dirk Cody, Herve Cody Construction, Robbinsville, $5,000.
  • David Cody, Herve Cody Construction, Robbinsville, $5,000.
  • Christopher DiAngelo, Kattin Muchin Rosenman/partner, Bronxville, N.Y., $5,000.
  • Robert Ellsworth, Majority Group, Washington, D.C., $5,000.
  • Randy Jordan, Phillips & Jordan Inc., Robbinsville, $5,000.
  • Brandon Keith Lovin, Lovin Contracting, Robbinsville, $5,000.
  • Ann Lukens, self-employeed photographer, Murphy, $5,000.
  • Gordon Myers, retired, Fairview, $5,000.
  • Kaye Myers, homemaker, Fairview, $5,000.
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Cherokee, $5,000.
  • Avis Phillips, Avisco Inc. Knoxville, Tenn., $5,000.
  • Christina Phillips, homemaker, Knoxville, Tenn., $5,000.

Top PAC (Political Action Committee) Contributors

Cumulative for 2012 through Oct. 17 (the most recent data available) and listed by name, location and total amount given, which may represent multiple contributions:

  • AmeriPAC: The Fund for a Greater America, Washington. D.C., $10,000.
  • Blue Dog Political Action Committee, McLean, Va., $10,000.
  • DRIVE (Teamsters), Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers COPE, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • Committee on Letter Carriers Political Education, Washington, D.C., $10,000.
  • Third and Long PAC, Asheville, $10,000.

Source: Federal Election Commission

Additional individual and PAC contributions details available below, from data provided to the Federal Election Commission:

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