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.
Meet and Greet with Congressman Eric Swalwell, Des Moines
Thursday, February 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg and others will welcome Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-California) back to IOwa for a meet and greet to discuss the future of the Democratic Party at the Cub Club at Principal Park in Des Moines. A Sac City, Iowa native, Congressman Swalwell is the leader of the "Future Forum," the 25 youngest Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/750958231719590/.
Boone Listening Post
Friday, February 24, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will hold a public listening post at the Boone City Hall, 923 8th Street. After the listening post, Senator Hogg will join the Boone County Democrats for a soup supper fundraiser for Boone County Family Support Programs at the Boone History Center, 602 Story Street, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/388878671488802/
"Save Our Health Care" Rally, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, February 25, 2:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will join other Iowans at a rally to "save our health care" at Greene Square Park in downtown Cedar Rapids beginning at 2:00 p.m. This rally is part of a nation-wide effort with an event in every Congressional district in the country. For more details, visit: https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/detail/gplrv2.
Iowa House Democrats' "Fight Back" Fundraiser, Des Moines
Wednesday, March 1, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend this fundraiser at The Basement, 901 Cherry Street, in downtown Des Moines, to help our Iowa House Democrats raise money to take back the majority in November, 2018. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1312500305483677/
Linn County Off-Year Caucuses, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, March 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Senator Rob Hogg will attend the off-year caucus at Cedar Rapids Washington High School cafeteria. Other Linn County off-year caucus sites include IBEW Local 1362, Taft Middle School, and Gwen's Restaurant. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/225471677858752/
Story County Democrats' Soup Supper Fundraiser, Ames
Saturday, March 4, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will speak at this fundraiser at Collegiate United Methodist Church, t Collegiate United Methodist Church, 2622 Lincoln Way, along with Martin O'Malley and other guest speakers. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1802249596691948/.
Iowa Senate Democrats' Senate Majority Fund Spring Kick-Off Fundraiser, West Des Moines
Sunday, March 5, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Please join Senator Rob Hogg for this fundraiser at The Tavern II, 1755 50th Street, in West Des Moines, to support the Iowa Senate Democrats. Contribution levels include $1,000, $500, $250, $100, and $50.
Winterset Grassroots Organizing Event
Thursday, March 9, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for a grassroots organizing event in Iowa Senate District 13 at the Sports Page, 224 State Highway 92 East, in Winterset. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/102659356918652/.
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/