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.
Veterans Day Service, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, November 11, 10:00 a.m.
On the centennial anniversary of the end of World War I, Senator Hogg will this Veterans Day Service at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 50 2nd Avenue Bridge, on Mays Island in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/251398528913472/
Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service, Cedar Rapids
Monday, November 19, 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the ecumenical Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County at First Lutheran Church, 1000 3rd Ave. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:https://www.facebook.com/events/1988472451245624/
Schoolhouse Rock - Iowa Style, Tipton
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 a.m.
Senator Hogg will lead a program with Jodi Clemens and the Cedar County Democrats on how a bill becomes law in Iowa at the Cedar County Courthouse in Tipton. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/575118662923533/
Linn County Democrats' Monthly Meeting, Hiawatha
Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. (social hour), 7:00 p.m. (meeting)
Senator Hogg will attend the Linn County Democrats' final meeting of 2018 at the Hiawatha Community Center, 101 Emmons Street. We made progress in 2018, and have a lot of work to do for 2020. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/189961211933958/
Our Woodland Symposium, Cedar Rapids
Thursday, December 6, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this community event sponsored by Trees Forever at the Cedar Rapids Country Club, 550 27th St. Dr. SE. Tickets are $25 for students, $50 for members, and $75 for non-members. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2006741282724824/
2019 Legislative Preview, Cedar Rapids
Tuesday, December 11, 4:45 p.m. (doors open), 5:15 p.m. (program)
Join Senator Hogg for his annual legislative preview at the African-American Museum of Iowa, 55 12th Avenue SE, in the New Bo neighborhood of Cedar Rapids. Contributions welcome, but not required. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2114352382228417/
2019 Legislative Session Begins, Des Moines
Monday, January 14, 10:00 a.m.
Senator Hogg will be sworn in for a new four-year term in the Iowa Senate in the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol in Des Moines. To contact Senator Hogg about legislative issues, please email him at email@example.com.