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.
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/
Public School Parents Day at Capitol, Des Moines
Tuesday, February 5, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will meet with parents visiting the Capitol as part of this day of action. Program starts at the Des Moines Botanical Center. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1611505942329110/
American Cancer Society Day at the Capitol, Des Moines
Wednesday, February 6, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will meet with citizens visiting the Capitol as part of this day of action. Program starts at the Holiday Inn-Mercy Campus. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/573393666452459/
Climate Change Action Lobbying, Des Moines
Wednesday, February 6, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Senator Hogg will meet with citizens visiting the Capitol as part of this day of action. Program starts on the first floor Rotunda near the First Lady/First Gentleman display. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1968093313494066/
Asian & Latino Coalition Board Meeting, Des Moines
Monday, February 11, 5:30 p.m.
Senator Hogg will speak to the Asian & Latino Coalition Board at their monthly meeting at the Plumbers & Steamfitters, 2501 Bell Ave., in Des Moines. For more details, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/356800165151941/
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/