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. I was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 2006, and I was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. My current term in the Iowa Senate runs through 2018.
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.
Attend Democratic National Convention, Philadelphia
Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28
Senator Rob Hogg will be attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. You can follow his convention experience on Twitter and Facebook.
Fundraiser for "Citizens for Rob Hogg" at the Beechwood, Des Moines
Wednesday, August 3, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for a fundraiser for his campaign committee, "Citizens for Rob Hogg," at the Beechwood, 416 E. Walnut St., in Des Moines. After this event, join Senator Hogg at the I-Cubs game at Principal Park as the Cubs host the New Orleans Zephyrs.
Meet-and-greet with State Representative Candidate Justin Knight in Norwalk
Thursday, August 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and State Representative Candidate Justin Knight in the Norwalk City Park for a social event and refreshments.
One Iowa's "Gay and Gray Senior Summit," Des Moines
Saturday, August 6, 8:00 a.m. to noon
Senator Rob Hogg will speak to One Iowa's "Gay and Gray Senior Summit" at the Grandview University Student Center, 2811 E. 14th St., in Des Moines. Tickets are required from One Iowa.
Visit John L. Lewis Museum in Lucas
Saturday, August 6, 2:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will visit the John L. Lewis Museum in Lucas with the Iowa Labor History Bus Tour.
Fundraiser for Susan Bangert, candidate for state senate, Estherville
Wednesday, August 10, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at a fundraiser for Susan Bangert, candidate for state senate in Senate District 4, which includes Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Hancock, and Wright Counties, at the VFW Hall, 314 South 1st Street, in Estherville. They will be joined by Dave Grussing, candidate for state representative in House District 7.
"Meet and Greet" with Susan Bangert and Dave Grussing, Estherville
Thursday, August 11, 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at a "meet and greet" with state legislative candidates Susan Bangert and Dave Grussing at Hardee's Restaurant, 1736 E. Central Avenue, in Estherville.
Iowa Democratic Wing Ding
Friday, August 12, doors open at 4:00 p.m.
Historic Surf Ballroom
460 N. Shore Dr., Clear Lake
Join Senator Rob Hogg at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding. For ticket information, visit www.iowawingding.com
Ice Cream Social with State Senate Candidate Dennis Mathahs and State Representative Candidates Polly Denison and Jake Tornholm in Belle Plaine
Wednesday, August 17, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg, State Senate Candidate Dennis Mathahs, State Representative Candidate Polly Denison, and State Representative Candidate Jake Tornholm for ice cream and disc golf at the Franklin Park pavilion in Belle Plaine. The pavilion is off of 11th Street (use the 10th Avenue entrance).
Celebrate Labor Day
Monday, September 5
Join Senator Rob Hogg in celebrating Labor Day . . . check back for more details.
Ice Cream Social with Supervisor Candidate Marg Dwyer, Fairfield
Thursday, September 8, 7:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for an ice cream social with Marg Dwyer, Democratic candidate for Jefferson County Supervisor, at the Senior Center, 209 South Court, in Fairfield.
"Time for Climate Action" at Eagle View Group Sierra Club in Moline
Monday, September 19, 6:30 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will speak to the Eagle View Group of the Sierra Club at the Moline Public Library on Monday, September 19, about "Time for Climate Action."