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
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg for his "issue school" in Beens Auditorium Room B at the downtown Cedar Rapids public library, 450 5th Ave. SE. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/823621904693000/
University of Iowa Labor Center Presentation, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, August 16, 6:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this presentation about the work of the University of Iowa Labor Center (which is slated for closing due to Republican budget cuts) at the IBEW Local 405, 1211 Wiley Blvd SW, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/244868759670370/
Legislative Coffee Hours, Cedar Rapids
Friday, August 17, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Stop by for a few minutes or stay for the whole hour for "legislative coffee hours" with Senator Rob Hogg at the Blue Strawberry, 118 2nd St. SE, downtown Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2136552969963355/
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/
Phoenix Club Q&A with Julian Castro, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, August 19, 2:30 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg for a Phoenix Club fundraiser with former HUD Secretary, Julian Castro, at Raygun, 1028 3rd St. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/264935480986524/
Back to School Picnic with Art Staed, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, August 19, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Senator 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/
Fundraiser for Christian Andrews, Mount Vernon
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg is a co-host for this fundraiser for Christian Andrews, state representative candidate in Iowa House District 95, at 203 Old Lincoln Highway, Mount Vernon. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/264965160772947/
Labor Day Picnic, Cedar Rapids
Monday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Senator 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 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/
Five Seasons Vets Stand Down, Cedar Rapids
Friday, September 7, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend and invites all veterans to the annual "stand down" at Veterans Memorial Stadium, 950 Rockford Road SW. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/434259337037459/
Rise for Climate Action, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.
Senator Hogg will join other citizens at Greene Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids to support climate action. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/887728864771739/
General Election Voting Starts, Statewide
Monday, October 8, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg in voting on the first day of voting in Iowa in the 2018 general election. Stay tuned for more details, and share this event page to save the date: https://www.facebook.com/events/2141274056159106/