Jennings is a senior manager of projects for Western Union. He is also chairman of the Metro East Green Party. Jennings earned an Associate's degree in Information technology from St. Louis University. He worked in the computer related field for over 20 years until changing careers. Today he is certified as a Black Belt of Six Sigma business practices. Jennings announced his candidacy November 29 at the Carbondale Civic Center during a morning news conference. On February 5, 2008 Jennings won the Illinois Green Party primary securing the party's nomination.
- Rodger Jennings for Congress, Campaign website
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