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. In November, 2016, I was elected Democratic leader in the Iowa Senate.
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-and-Greet in Sioux City
Friday, March 17, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and Woodbury County Democrats before the St. Patrick's Day parade at the Jackson Street Brewery, 607 5th Street, in Sioux City. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/684838421690264/.
Meet-and-Greet in Calhoun County
Saturday, March 18, 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will visit with Calhoun County Democrats at Sparky's truck stop at the intersection of Highway 4 and Highway 20.
Webster County Off-Year Caucuses, Fort Dodge
Saturday, March 18, 10:00 a.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join the Webster County Democrats for their off-year caucuses at the Noon Lions Den, 731 Exposition Drive, in Fort Dodge. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/122830311578476/.
League of Women Voters Forum, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, March 18, 10:30 a.m.
Senator Hogg will not be able to attend, but the League of Women Voters is hosting its monthly legislative forum at Mercy Hospital, 701 10th Street SE, in Cedar Rapids. Senator Liz Mathis, Representative Todd Taylor, and other local legislators will be there.
Citizens' Climate Lobby Regional Conference, Okoboji
Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19
If you want to get more informed and more involved in support of action to address climate change, join Senator Rob Hogg and others for this three-day conference. Senator Hogg may not be able to attend the full conference. Registration is $60 per person, with student and low-income discounts available. Housing costs are additional. To register, or for more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/381423192225763/
Indianola Town Hall Forum
Thursday, March 23, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and Representative Scott Ourth at the Greater Iowa Credit Union, 301 E. Scenic Valley Avenue, in Indianola. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1916029328629981/.
Clean Water Forum, Mount Pleasant
Saturday, March 25, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will participate with other legislators and officials in a clean water forum at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.
Scott County Democrats' Red, White & Blue Dinner, Davenport
Saturday, March 25, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend this annual event at the Starlight Ballroom, 2815 W. Locust St., in Davenport. Tickets are $50 per person. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/695202403993843/
Cedar River Watershed Coalition Meeting, Osage
Friday, March 31, 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the Spring Meeting at the Mitchell County Conservation Board Nature Center, 18793 Highway 9, in Osage. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1872426356307060/
Peoples Climate March Iowa, Des Moines
Saturday, April 29, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at this march for "Justice, Jobs, and Clean Energy" at the State Capitol grounds. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/199431000533813/