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.
Liz Bennett, Art Staed, and Rob Hogg Year-End Social and Fundraiser with special guest, Rob Sand, Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, December 12, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Join Representatives Liz Bennett and Art Staed and Senator Rob Hogg and special guest, Rob Sand, candidate for state auditor, for a year-end social and fundraiser at the Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery, 616 2nd Ave. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/512594745771659/
Rob Hogg's December Health Walk, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, December 13, noon to 12:30 p.m.
Meet Senator Rob Hogg at the entry of the Higley Building, 118 3rd Ave. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids, for a 20-minute walk and discussion about important health issues. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/283465512164531/
First Day of 2018 Legislative Session, Des Moines
Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
The 2018 legislative session will begin at the State Capitol in Des Moines.
League of Women Voters' Forum, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, January 20, 10:30 a.m.
Senator Hogg will participate in the Linn County League of Women Voters Forum at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE, in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa Gubernatorial Precinct Caucuses, Statewide
Monday, February 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Go early to your local precinct caucus to help select delegates to the county conventions and begin organizing for the 2018 legislative and other elections. For more information, contact your local county Democratic party. You can also get more information at this Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/338408973233943/