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.
Cedar County Democrats' Campaign Office Grand Opening, Tipton
Wednesday, August 24, 5:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join the Cedar County Democrats as they open their campaign office at 312 Cedar Street in Tipton.
"State of Iowa Schools" with Art Staed, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, August 27, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join State Representative Art Staed and ISEA President Tammy Wawro for the "State of Iowa Schools" at CSPS, 1103 Third Street SE, in Cedar Rapids.
"Spiritual Dimensions of Climate Change," Prairiewoods
Sunday, August 28, 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend this program at Prairiewoods, 120 E. Boyson Road, in Hiawatha. Tickets are $25 per person and can be obtained by calling Prairiewoods at 319-395-6700. Sponsors include Iowa Interfaith Power & Light and the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County.
Progress Iowa Corn Feed, Des Moines
Sunday, August 28, 2:00 p.m. (doors open)
Although Senator Hogg will not be able to attend this year's Corn Feed, he encourages people to attend. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. at the Simon Estes Ampitheater, 75 E. Locust St., in Des Moines. Tickets are $30. Speakers include former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Iowa's congressional candidates. For more details, visit www.progressiowa.org.
Fundraiser for State Representative Liz Bennett, Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, August 30, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and former State Representative Wayne Ford for this fundraiser for State Representative Liz Bennett at Geonetric, 415 12th Avenue SE, in Cedar Rapids. Suggested contribution is $25 or more.
"Take Back the Iowa House" Fundraiser, Coralville
Wednesday, August 31, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join Iowa House Democrats and candidates at the North Ridge Pavilion, 2250 Holiday Road, in Coralville. Suggested contribution is $35 or more.
Linn County Mayors' Bike Ride, Cedar Rapids
Monday, September 5, 9:00 a.m. (registration), 10:00 a.m. (ride begins)
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the annual Linn County Mayors' Bike Ride leaving from the Ellis Park swimming pool parking lot. Sponsored by the Linn County Trails Association.
Celebrate Labor Day, Cedar Rapids
Monday, September 5, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join the Hawkeye Labor Council in celebrating Labor Day at Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th Street SW, in Cedar Rapids.
Jazz and Politics Fundraiser for Heather Matson, Des Moines
Wednesday, September 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at the "Classic Jazz & Progressive Politics" fundraiser for Heather Matson, candidate for state representative in House District 38 in parts of Ankeny and Des Moines. This event will be in The Basement of the Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry St., in downtown Des Moines Suggested minimum contribution is $30.
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, Illinois
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."
"Elders for the Earth" conference at Mahoney State Park, Ashland, Nebraska
Monday, October 3 to Tuesday, October 4
Senator Rob Hogg will speak Tuesday, October 4, at this four-day retreat to address the climate crisis. For registration information and other details, visit www.elders4theearth.com.