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, 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, we can make Iowa even better.
Early In-Person Voting Opportunities, Linn County
Monday, October 8 through Monday, November 5
Senator Hogg voted on Monday, October 8, following the Women's March to the Polls. You can vote early, too, by contacting the Linn County Auditor's office at 319-892-5300, or by visiting this Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1978389648849693/
University of Iowa Homecoming Parade, Iowa City
Friday, October 19, p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade in downtown Iowa City followed by a "meet the candidates" event at College Green Park sponsored by the Johnson County Democrats from 7 to 9 p.m. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2189484177955682/
Rob Hogg Weekend of Action Canvass, Cedar Rapids
Sunday, October 21, 3:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg is launching a canvass from Democratic headquarters at 2706 First Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids. If you want to learn how to canvass, he will be meeting with new volunteers at 2:30 p.m. Other canvass shifts are available on Saturday, October 20, at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., and 6 p.m., and on Sunday, October 21, at noon and 6 p.m. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2287383178214496/
House District 65 Forum with Liz Bennett, Cedar Rapids
Monday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend the forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters for Iowa House District 65 candidates including State Representative Liz Bennett at the downtown Cedar Rapids library, 450 5th Avenue SE. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1929417243768461/
Legislative Office Hours with Art Staed and Rob Hogg, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, October 24, 10:00 a.m.
Join Representative Staed and Senator Hogg for doughnuts and coffee and Donutland, 4307 Center Point Road NE, Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2098512336865753/
Meet & Greet with Liz Bennett and Rob Hogg, Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 p.m.
Join Senator Hogg and Representative Bennett for a "meet and greet" at Lucky's on 16th, 86 16th Ave. SW, in Czech Village in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/696061037419379/
Voter Registration Pre-Election Day Deadline, Statewide
Saturday, October 27, 5:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will be canvassing from 2706 First Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids to make sure eligible voters are registered to vote before the pre-Election Day deadline. Contact your local County Auditor for voting information. For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2143739925849574/
"1968 and the Prague Spring," Cedar Rapids
Thursday, November 1, 7:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this presentation by Mark Kurlansky at the National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library, 1400 Inspiration Place SW, in Cedar Rapids. This is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. For details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1976179652679502/
Help Our Linn County Neighbors In Need, Cedar Rapids
Saturday, November 3, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will attend this community event sponsored by the Ecumenical Community Center at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1285 3rd Ave. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/870521029820935/
Election Day, Statewide
Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This is your final opportunity to vote in the 2018 elections. Contact your local County Auditor for voting information. In Linn County, call 319-892-5300. To share on social media, use this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864512253608291/