Duane Bailey, also referred to as D. Rogers, has been a town councilman for six consecutive terms. He was first seen in the episode "Door to Door", later becoming a recurring character and antagonist, and is portrayed as being arrogant and impatient. Duane breeds puggles, describing them as a different mix of breeds "just like America" which he commonly uses in speeches and campaigns. He competes with Claire Dunphy in an election after she fails to convince the traffic committee - of which he is the head - to set up a stop sign at a junction, and Bailey ends up beating Claire. However, he still puts up the stop sign with a note to Claire, although it doesn't really seem to fix Claire's original problem of speeding cars.