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.
Linn County Democrats' Monthly Meeting, Hiawatha
Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will present an update on the 2017 legislative session to the monthly meeting of the Linn County Democrats at the Community Center, 101 Emmons Street, in Hiawatha.
Pints and Politics with Senator Rita Hart, Clinton
Thursday, April 27, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join Senator Rita Hart for "Pints and Politics" at Mezcal 2, 1841 Lincoln Highway, in Clinton. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1833964923530121/
Workers Memorial Day, Cedar Rapids
Friday, April 28, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg at the Machinists Hall, 222 Prospect Place SW, in Cedar Rapids, to remember area workers who died at work in 2016.
Peoples Climate March Iowa, Des Moines
Saturday, April 29, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Join Senator 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/
Jefferson County Democrats Spaghetti Dinner & Climate Change Event, Fairfield
Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will speak to the Jefferson County Democrats at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, 200 N. Main St., in Fairfield. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1340389446020262/
Davenport Eastside and Bettendorf Democrats
Sunday, April 30, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join a meetup at the Baked Beer & Bread Company, 1113 Mound St., in Davenport, with citizens who want to elect a Democrat in Senate District 47 in 2018. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/110910559454012/
Des Moines West Side Democrats
Monday, May 1, 6:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the West Side Democrats regular meeting at Zimm’s Food and Spirits, 3124 Ingersoll Ave., in Des Moines. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1873273949614413/
Iowa Senate Democrats' Post-Session Fundraiser, Des Moines
Tuesday, May 2, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg and other Senate Democrats at the Star Bar, 2811 Ingersoll Avenue, in Des Moines, for their post-session fundraiser. Suggested minimum contribution is $26. For more details, or to invite friends, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777594712555747/
Johnson County Democrats' Hall of Fame, Coralville
Saturday, May 6, 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the Johnson County Democrats’ Hall of Fame at the Brown Deer Golf Club, 1900 Country Club Drive, in Coralville. Tickets are $25 per person. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/392574164433875/
Polk County Democrats' Spring Dinner, Des Moines
Sunday, May 7, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will speak at this dinner at Forte, 615 3rd Street, in Des Moines, along with State Representative Mark Smith and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Tickets are $50 per person. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/315781308838132/
Clayton County Democrats, Elkader
Tuesday, May 23, 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will speak at the Central Community School Auditorium, 400 1st Street NW, in Elkader.
Picnic for the People, Boone
Saturday, June 3, noon to 3:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars now to join Senator Hogg and other Democrats from across the state for the "Picnic for the People," at the J.B. McHose Shelter, 1215 Francis Mason Drive, in Boone. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1886415901637203/
Seven County Rally, Moravia
Saturday, June 3, 5:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join Democrats from seven counties for this rally at Grace United Methodist Church, 101 E. North St., in Moravia in Appanoose County. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1516476635043215/