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.
"Elders for the Earth" conference, Ashland, Nebraska
Monday, October 3 to Tuesday, October 4
Senator Rob Hogg will speak Tuesday, October 4, at this four-day retreat at Mahoney State Park to address the climate crisis. For registration information and other details, visit www.elders4theearth.com.
Iowa Environmental Council annual conference, Ankeny
Thursday, October 6, 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend this event at the FFA Enrichment Center, 1055 SW Prairie Trail Parkway, Ankeny.
Talk Climate with Bryce Smith, Polk City
Thursday, October 6, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join state representative candidate Bryce Smith to "talk climate" overlooking Big Creek Reservoir on the deck right off of the Neil Smith Trail parking, NW Big Creek Dr., north of Polk City.
Cedar County Democrats' Fall Fundraiser, Tipton
Saturday, October 8, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will be one of the speakers at the Cedar County Democrats' Fall Fundraiser at the Tipton Senior Center, 111 Orange Street. Contact the Cedar County Democrats for ticket information.
Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala, Des Moines
Friday, October 14
Senator Rob Hogg will attend the Iowa Democratic Party Fall Gala at the Iowa Events Center. For tickets, and other details, visit www.iowademocrats.org.
Meet and Greet with Deb Duncan, Boone
Saturday, October 15, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join state representative candidate Deb Duncan at the Good News Room in the Livery, 806 7th Street, in Boone.
Cedar River Watershed Coalition Meeting, Parkersburg
Friday, october 28, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend the Fall 2016 coalition meeting, "Renewed Urgency," at the American Legion Veterans' Memorial Building, 608 Highway 57, in Parkersburg. For more details, contact the coalition coordinator, Mary Beth Stevenson of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Election Day, Tuesday, November 8
Voting runs from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For information about your voting place, check your local county auditor's web site. In Iowa, we have same-day voter registration, so please vote.