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.
Meet & Greet with Abby Finkenauer, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, November 19, 3:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend this event with State Rep. Abby Finkenauer, candidate for Congress, and U.S. Representative Steny Hoyer of Maryland, at Raygun, 1028 3rd St. SE, in New Bo neighborhood. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1639417502799746/
Iowa Organics Conference, Iowa City
Monday, November 20, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at this conference at the Iowa Memorial Union at the University of Iowa. Registration is $100 per person, or $35 per student. For more details, and for registration information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/180621955830423/
Rob Hogg's Year-End Des Moines Social and Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 29, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg to visit informally about the 2018 legislative session and legislative elections at Buzzard Billy's, 615 3rd St., in Des Moines. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/554559298209772/
Dinner Honoring Wally Horn, Cedar Rapids
Friday, December 1, 5:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at the African-American Museum, 55 12th Avenue SE, for this dinner to honor Senator Horn as he prepares for his 46th and final legislative session. Tickets start at $25 per person. Please RSVP by November 21. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1964409653847601/
Linn County Democrats' November/December Meeting, Hiawatha
Wednesday, December 6, reception at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the final Linn County Democrats' meeting of the year at Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons St., in Hiawatha.
Trees Forever Woodland Legacy Symposium, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, December 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at this annual symposium on woodland conservation and smart development practices at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. Tickets are $75 for non-members. For details, visit: http://www.treesforever.org/Symposium
Rob Hogg's December Health Walk, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, December 13, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Meet Senator Rob Hogg at the entry of the Higley Building, 118 3rd Ave. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids, for a 20-minute walk and discussion about important health issues. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/283465512164531/
First Day of 2018 Legislative Session, Des Moines
Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
The 2018 legislative session will begin at the State Capitol in Des Moines.
Iowa Democratic Precinct Caucuses, Statewide
Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Get there early to your local precinct caucus to help select delegates to the county conventions and begin organizing for the 2018 legislative and other elections.