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.
Voter Registration & Engagement Drive, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, May 19, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg is organizing this event to reach out to citizens in Senate District 33, meeting at the Higley Building, 118 3rd Ave. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids (across from the Paramount). For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/357787758042352/
Meet First District Congressional Candidates, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, May 19, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
After the voter drive, Senator Hogg will be attending this fundraising event with the Linn Phoenix Club featuring all four Democratic candidates for Congress (Abby Finkenauer, Thomas Heckroth, George Ramsey, and Courtney Rowe) at Raygun, 1028 3rd St. SE, Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/196320334492458/
Linn County Democrats' Monthly Meeting, Hiawatha
Wednesday, May 23, 6:00 p.m. (social), 7:00 p.m. (meeting)
Senator Hogg will attend the monthly meeting of the Linn County Democrats at the Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons Street.
Amber Gustafson T-Shirt Launch Party, Ankeny
Tuesday, May 29, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join state senate candidate Amber Gustafson at Firetrucker Brewery, 716 SW 3rd St., in Ankeny, for this event. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2173614789538654/
Meet and Greet with Kristin Sunde, West Des Moines
Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will join state representative candidate Kristin Sunde at the BeerStyles Taproom, 5513 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1910675382284582/
Primary Election Day, Statewide
Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Please participate in the primary elections. Learn about the candidates and make your choice. For voter information in Linn County, call the County Auditor at 319-892-5300.
Ice Cream Social with Rep. Art Staed, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, June 10, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg and Representative Staed for an ice cream social at Kenwood Park, corner of Eastern Ave. NE and 35th Street NE, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/212721752664556/
10th Anniversary of the Flood of 2008, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, June 13
Mark your calendars now to join Senator Hogg in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Flood of 2008. Details to be determined.