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.
10th Anniversary Flood Litter Pick Up, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, June 13, 9:00 a.m.
Join Senator Hogg for a litter clean up starting from Sokol Park, 1605 A St. SW, in Cedar Rapids. You can find additional flood anniversary related events at his Facebook page. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/205074653467575/
Denise O'Brien Campaign Kickoff, Lake Icaria State Park, Corning
Friday, June 15, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will be speaking at Lake Icaria's Upper Shelter for Denise O'Brien, candidate for state representative in Iowa House District 21. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2169430573276003/
Father's Day Social with John O'Brien, Fort Dodge
Sunday, June 17, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join John O'Brien, candidate for state senate in Iowa Senate District 5, for a social at 2221 22nd Ave. N, in Fort Dodge. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/444517542665337/
Fundraiser with Todd Taylor, Des Moines
Tuesday, June 19, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg and Representative Todd Taylor with hold a fundraiser at Tumea & Sons, 1501 SE 1st St., Des Moines.
Volunteer Training, West Des Moines
Wednesday, June 20, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join state senate candidate Claire Celsi and state representative candidate Kristin Sunde for volunteer training at West Des Moines public library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2175780019300150/
Summer Solstice Fundraiser, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, June 21, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg, Rep. Liz Bennett and Rep. Art Staed for their biggest fundraiser ever on the longest day of the year at Dublin City Pub, 415 1st St. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids on the riverfront. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001688863381520/
Independence Day, Statewide
Wednesday, July 4
Plan to join Senator Hogg in celebrating our country's Independence Day. Have a safe and joyous day.
Next State Legislative Campaign Finance Deadline, Statewide
Saturday, July 14, 11:59 p.m.
Please contribute generously to your favorite Democratic state legislative candidates. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/736561513134740/
Hawkeye Labor Council Steak Fry, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, July 21, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg at this event at 1211 Wiley Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $25 per person. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/425076511251000/