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.
Linn Phoenix Club, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, March 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
If the legislative schedule allows, Senator Hogg will attend this fundraiser for the Linn Phoenix Club, which supports Democrats in Linn County. Guests will be Secertary of State candidates Deidre DeJear and Jim Mowrer and State Auditor candidate Rob Sand. Location is Raygun second floor, 1028 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. Contribution is $100 for non-members, $50 for members.
Cedar River Watershed Coalition, Toddville
Friday, March 9, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the coalition's spring meeting at Wickiup Hill near Toddville in Linn County. Lunch is $10. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1948351225414523/
Eagle View Sierra Club Film Festival, Moline, Illinois
Saturday, March 10, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend portions of this film festival, arriving after 1:00 p.m. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/170388560390159/
Fundraiser with Marie Gleason, Davenport
Saturday, March 10, noon to 1:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join Marie Gleason, candidate for state senate in District 47, at the Bike Rack, 3303 Brady Street, in Davenport, for a meet and greet and fundraiser for "Gleason for Senate." For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1728531130547722/
League of Women Voters' Forum, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, March 17, 10:30 a.m.
Senator Hogg will participate in the Linn County League of Women Voters Forum at the Kirkwood Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, in Hiawatha. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1364977403606375/
Linn County Democratic Convention, TBD
Saturday, March 24, 8:00 a.m.
Mark your calendars now to attend the 2018 Linn County Democratic Convention. Stay tuned for more details.
College and Young Democrats of Iowa, Des Moines
Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and CYDIowa for the spring conference at Drake University. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/121666785272381/