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. On November 6, 2018, with your help and support, I was re-elected by my biggest margin yet, 17,912 to 9,407, or 64% to 34% of all ballots cast.
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, and current issues, along with my social media postings through Facebook and Twitter. You can also find ways to participate in our democracy and help promote better government that works for all of us. Working together, with a renewed spirit of citizenship, we can make Iowa even better.
Linn Phoenix Club, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, January 24, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Join the Linn Phoenix Club for a 2018 election re-cap and 2019 membership meeting at Raygun, 1028 3rd St. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/572294083232187/
U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell, Marion
Friday, January 25, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this visit by potential Presidential candidate Eric Swalwell at Brick Alley Pub & Sports Bar, 1038 7th Ave., in Marion. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/751440148576123/
Sierra Club Auction & Chili Lunch, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, January 26, noon to 2:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the outdoor gear auction and chili lunch sponsored by the local Sierra Club at 906 17th Street NE. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2236051283322529/
Backcountry Film Festival, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, January 26, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this event at the Indian Creek Nature Center, 5300 Otis Road SE, Cedar Rapids. Tickets are $20 per person. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/732112217147677/
CYDI "Day on the Hill," Des Moines
Wednesday, January 30, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend at least some of this event with the College and Young Democrats of Iowa at the State Capitol in Des Moines. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/231332357791734/
Grassroots Forum and Organizing Event, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, February 2, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Senator Hogg and other Linn County Democratic legislators will hold this forum at Groundswell Cafe, 201 3rd Ave. SW, in Cedar Rapids, to update citizens on what they are working on and how the public can help. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/451398695395398/
Legislative Forum, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, February 16, 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Senator Hogg will participate in the League of Women Voters' legislative forum at Mercy Medical Center, 701 10th Street SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/288743955177635/
Cedar River Watershed Coalition, Vinton
Friday, February 22, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg at the first Benton County meeting of the Cedar River Watershed Coalition at the Kirkwood Center, 111 W. 3rd St., Vinton. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/375274206609697/
Linn County Democratic Odd Year Caucuses
Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m.
Join Senator Hogg at the 2019 Democratic odd year caucuses in Linn County. For locations and other details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/217672945833825/
Legislative Forum, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, March 16, 10:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Senator Hogg will participate in the League of Women Voters' legislative forum at the Kirkwood Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, in Hiawatha. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2404249892962049/
Iowa Caucuses, Statewide
Monday, February 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Mark your calendars now for the 2020 Iowa Caucuses across our state. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1777546792357014/