My wife, Kate, and I love this state. I grew up here, a fourth generation Iowan. Kate is from California. After nine years in the Twin Cities, we made a conscious decision to move home to Iowa to raise our kids. We have not been disappointed.
Iowa has provided our children a world of opportunities. Excellent schools. Youth sports. Youth choir at church. Raising chickens and participating in 4H.
Good schools, good land, and strong communities have made Iowa a great place to live. But we cannot take our future for granted.
When I was first elected, I never expected that Cedar Rapids and other communities would be devastated by the floods and tornadoes of 2008, but in the Iowa Legislature, I was able to help our communities recover from those disasters, stronger, safer, and more sustainable than before.
We need to preserve Iowa’s quality of life, safeguard our people and our property, and invest responsibly to make Iowa even better in the future.
Iowa350 Celebration, Tuesday, July 28, 6:00 p.m.
The new Iowa350 organization, advocating for climate action, will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in downtown Cedar Rapids. The featured speaker is David Thoreson, an Arctic sailor from Iowa. For more details, visit www.Iowa350.org.
Linn County Democrats' Monthly Meeting, Wednesday, July 29, 7:00 p.m..
Join Senator Rob Hogg at the monthly meeting of the Linn County Democrats at the Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons St., in Hiawatha
Hiroshima 70th Anniversary Commemoration, Thursday, August 6, 7:30 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will be attending the commemoration of Hiroshima at the Japanese Bell garden on the Capitol grounds in Des Moines.
Nagasaki 70th Anniversary Commemoration, Sunday, August 9, 9:30 a.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will be attending the commemoration of Nagasaki at the Ashton House on the Iowa River, 820 Park Street, in Iowa City
Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, Friday, August 14
Senator Rob Hogg will be attending the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. For more details, visit iowawingding.com