Thank you for visiting my web site. I am a state senator from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, representing portions of southwest, southeast, and northeast Cedar Rapids, currently serving my third term in the Iowa Senate after two terms in the Iowa House. In 2016, I was a candidate for the United States Senate, finishing second in a four-way Democratic primary with 38.9% of the vote.
First elected to the Iowa House in 2002, I have come to understand that government is not a debating society, or a marketing gimmick, or a popularity contest. It is a practical tool we have to help real people and solve real problems.
In the Iowa Legislature, I have worked with citizens and legislators across party lines to pass legislation to assist Iowans with flood recovery and invest in flood protection; to expand solar power, wind energy, and renewable fuels for jobs and the environment; to invest in soil conservation and clean water; to strengthen education from early childhood to college and job training; to provide health insurance for children and working families; to support senior citizens and veterans; to promote better health including mental health; and to advance public safety – government’s first responsibility.
At this web site, you can find information about my background, my public schedule, past accomplishments, and current news and issues. You can also find ways to participate in our democracy and help promote better government that works for all of us. Working together, we can make Iowa even better.
Senator Rob Hogg's Issue School, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, July 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg for "issue school" in the second-floor technology classroom at the downtown Cedar Rapids public library, 450 5th Ave. SE. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/247603269125986/
Hawkeye Labor Council Steak Fry, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, July 21, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg at this event at 1211 Wiley Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $25 per person. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/425076511251000/
Meet Rob Hogg and Liz Bennett After The Market, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, July 26, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
After the New Bo Market, join Senator Hogg and Representative Bennett for refreshments and conversation at Parlor City, 1125 3rd St. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/465745467209877/
Meet and Greet with Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, July 28, 3:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg for a visit with Montana Governor Steve Bullock at Lucky's, 86 16th Ave. SW, in Cedar Rapids.
Dog Days of Summer Fundraiser with Molly Donahue, Marion
Thursday, August 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg is co-hosting this fundraiser for Molly Donahue, candidate for state representative in Iowa House District 68, at Nano's Restaurant, 453 7th Ave., in Marion. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/644313222607361/
Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, Clear Lake
Friday, August 10, 5:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg at the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. For details, and tickets, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1346418825457551/
Support Tracy Ehlert for Iowa House - Day of Action, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. to 3;00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg and state representative candidate Tracy Ehlert for this "day of action" canvass from 2510 K Ave. NW in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/197962664253057/
Back to School Picnic with Art Staed, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg and Representative Art Staed are hosting a picnic at Noelridge Park Creekside Pavilion off of Golf St. NE. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/249919379121083/
Labor Day Picnic, Cedar Rapids
Monday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend the Hawkeye Labor Council picnic at Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th St. SW, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/612868595734323/
Cedar River Watershed Coalition, Cedar Falls
Thursday, September 6, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the fall coalition meeting at Hartman Nature Reserve, 657 Reserve Drive, in Cedar Falls. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619616468167488/