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.
Rally! to Save Iowa Workers, State Capitol
Tuesday, February 7, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Join Iowans from across our state at the State Capitol to support workers' rights, better wages and benefits for all workers, and broad prosperity. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/184400808708736/
Johnston Democrats' February Meet-Up, Johnston
Wednesday, February 8, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join the Johnston Area Democrats for their monthly meeting at Cozy Cafe, 8385 Birchwood Court, in Johnston. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/204649373340785/
DMPS Day on the Hill, Des Moines
Thursday, February 9, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Des Moines Public Schools are holding their annual advocacy day at the State Capitol on Thursday, February 9. This is open to parents and advocates from across the state. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1241602839264931/
Ankeny Area Democrats Winter Banquet and Fundraiser
Thursday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. (social), 7:00 p.m. (dinner)
Senator Rob Hogg will be a guest speaker at this banquet at the UAW Local 450, 4589 NW 6th Drive, in Des Moines. Tickets are $30 per person, $15 for students, and can be purchased at: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/aadwinterbanquet
Jefferson County Democratic Breakfast, Fairfield
Friday, February 10, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join Jefferson County Democrats at their regular breakfast at George's Cafe, 57 W. Broadway Avenue, in Fairfield.
Wapello County Listening Post, Ottumwa
Friday, February 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg and Representative Mark Smith will join Representative Mary Gaskill for a listening post at the Hotel Ottumwa, 107 2nd Street East, in Ottumwa. Optionnal buffet lunch is available for $11 per person.
Postcard Party and Community Discussion, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, February 12, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join this community event to encourage citizens as we stand up to Trump and his Republican allies. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/998672640232519/
League of Women Voters Legislative Forum, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, February 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and other Linn County area legislators to discuss the start of the 2017 legislative session at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE, in Cedar Rapids.
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 http://citizensclimatelobby.org/ccl-regional-conferences/