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.
Iowa Senate Democrats' Taste of Fall, Des Moines
Wednesday, October 11, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for a fundraiser for the Iowa Senate Democrats at Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines. To contribute, or for more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/707822412740829/
Citizens Climate Lobby Regional Conference, Okoboji
Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15
Join Senator Rob Hogg for this educational conference at Iowa Lakeside Laboraty. For details, visit: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/ccl-regional-conferences/
Sioux County Democrats "Plain Conversation," Sioux Center
Saturday, October 14, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Join Senator Rob Hogg, the Sioux County Democrats, and Dordt College Democrats in the Terrace Room at the Dordt College Campus Center in Sioux Center to discuss a "Democratic Blueprint for Iowa's Future." For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/121955641803805/
Fundraising Brunch with Senator Rob Hogg, Okoboji
Sunday, October 15, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for brunch at the Arrowwood Resort, 1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji. Breakfast brunch available. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/115981575765911/
Iowa Senate Democratic Fundraiser, Sioux City
Monday, October 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and State Rep. Chris Hall for a fundraiser for the Iowa Senate Democrats at the Diving Elk, 1101 4th St., Sioux City. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1938161559773617/
Iowa Senate Democratic Fundraiser, Council Bluffs
Tuesday, October 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg, former Senator Mike Gronstal, and State Rep. Charlie McConkey for a fundraiser for the Iowa Senate Democrats at Barley's Bar and Grill, 114 W. Broadway, Council Bluffs. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/122931878407708/
Annual Mahaska County Democrats' Soup Supper, Oskaloosa
Thursday, October 19, 4:30 to 7:15 p.m.
This event is at the First Christian Church, 119 A Ave. East, in Oskaloosa. Due to a family commitment in Cedar Rapids, Senator Hogg will no longer be able to attend. For details about the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/158950168020063/
Cedar River Watershed Coalition, Muscatine
Friday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will co-chair the semi-annual meeting of the Coalition at Discovery Park in Muscatine. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1420406954747312/
Jason Kander Rally for Iowa Senate Democrats, Des Moines
Saturday, October 21, noon
Come meet 36-year-old Jason Kander, Afghan veteran, former Missouri state rep, former Missouri secretary of state, former candidate for US Senate, at the 2nd Floor Rooftop, 525 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines.
Jason Kander Rally for Iowa Senate Democrats, Iowa City
Saturday, October 21, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Come meet 36-year-old Jason Kander, Afghan veteran, former Missouri state rep, former Missouri secretary of state, former candidate for US Senate, at Van B's Brewery, 505 E. Washington St., Iowa City.
Linn County Democrats' Hall of Fame, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, October 21, 5:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend this event at the Longbranch Hotel, 90 Twixt Town Rd NE, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $50 per person. For tickets, and other details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/279869572502560/
Social Hour with Liz Bennett and Rob Hogg, Cedar Rapids
Monday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Join State Rep. Liz Bennett and Senator Rob Hogg for their monthly social hour at the Iowa Brewing Co., 708 3rd St. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/279821605848097/
City Election Day, Statewide
Tuesday, November 7, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Remember to vote in your local city elections. For details, contact your County auditor's office.