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 Democratic Party Hall of Fame, Des Moines
Thursday, July 27, 4:30 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, 833 5th Avenue, in Des Moines. Social events start at 4:30 p.m., with the main event at 6:00 p.m. For tickets, call 515-244-7292. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/186953358507058/
Summer of Citizenship Canvass Weekend, Fairfield
Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30
Senator Rob Hogg invites you to join him for "Canvass Weekend" to help Phil Miller in the August 8 special election in Iowa House District 82 in Davis, Jefferson, and Van Buren Counties. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796639957294941/
Iowa Water Quality Summit, Dewitt
Tuesday, August 1, 6:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend the Iowa Water Quality Summit hosted by Senator Rita Hart at Central Dewitt High School, 519 E. 11th Street, in Dewitt. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/734488126736114/
Iowa 1st District Democratic Workshop, Independence
Saturday, August 5, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg for the 1st District Democratic Workshop as part of the Summer of Citizenship. Check back for more details!
Hawkeye Labor Council Steak Fry, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, August 5, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this event at 1211 Wiley Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids. For more details, or to sign up, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/239935063157893/
Senator Pam Jochum's "Cruising to Victory" Fundraiser, Dubuque
Thursday, August 10, 4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg at this event starting at 4:30 p.m. at Catfish Charlie's with a drop-in social, followed by a river cruise, boarding at 5:30 p.m. (tickets required). For tickets, and other details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/129685470968307/
Iowa Democratic Wing Ding, Clear Lake
Friday, August 11, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the 14th annual Wing Ding at the historic Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. Tickets are $30 per person. For tickets, and other details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/334254563696654/
City Manager 1-Bag Litter Challenge, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, August 19, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg as he competes against the City Manager and other officials in the one-bag challenge meeting at the McGrath Ampitheatre along the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/675100826025374/
Scott County Democrats' Summer Picnic, Davenport
Sunday, August 20, 1:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg for the Scott County Democrats' annual summer picnic at Duck Creek Lodge, 3300 E. Locust St., in Davenport. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/812037492295656/
Benton County Democrats' Summer Cookout & Fundraiser, Luzerne
Sunday, August 20, 5:00 p.m.
Join Senator Rob Hogg and the Benton County Democrats at the Luzerne City Park.
Calhoun County Democrats Fundraiser, Lohrville
Saturday, August 26, 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will be one of the speakers at the Calhoun County Democrats' annual fundraiser at the EMS Building in Lohrville. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1473784892715652/
Poweshiek County Democrats' Annual Picnic, Grinnell
Sunday, August 27, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will emcee this annual picnic - stay tuned for more details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/155280011707744/
Hawkeye Labor Council Labor Day Picnic, Cedar Rapids
Monday, September 4, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Senator Rob Hogg will attend the annual Labor Day picnic at Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th Street SW, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1057303051068577/