CEDAR RAPIDS – Rob Hogg, Democratic state senator from Cedar Rapids, will be announcing his candidacy for the United States Senate on a three-day tour of the state, starting on Tuesday, September 22, in Callender, Iowa, a community 15 miles southwest of Fort Dodge.
“I will be making my announcement in Callender as a symbol of my support for small towns and rural Iowa,” Hogg said. “I am also announcing in Callender because my grandmother was born in Callender in 1902 and family is important to me.”
Hogg, age 48, is serving his third term in the Iowa Senate after two terms in the Iowa House. He was first elected in 2002. In the Iowa Legislature, he has served as chair of the Senate Rebuild Iowa Committee (2009-10), the Senate Judiciary Committee (2013-14), and the Senate Government Oversight Committee (2015-pesent). In addition to serving in the Iowa Legislature, Hogg is an attorney in private practice in Cedar Rapids.
Hogg is a fourth generation Iowan, growing up in Iowa City, where he also got his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa. He and his wife, Kate, have been married 25 years. They have three children, two in college and one in high school. They are members of Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids.
More information is available at www.robhogg.org or by calling 319-360-3401.
Below are the stops on his announcement tour.
Tuesday, September 22
Callender – 10 a.m., Callender City Park Shelter, at the corner of Thomas Street (D43) and Mortimer Street (P33), in Callender. (In case of inclement weather, the announcement will be at the Callender Community Center, 505 Thomas Street.)
Des Moines – 12:30 p.m., East Side Public Library, 2559 Hubbell Avenue, in Des Moines.
Iowa City – 5:15 p.m., University of Iowa Democrats meeting, Room 14 Schaeffer Hall, University of Iowa, in Iowa City (southeast building on the Pentacrest).
Cedar Rapids – 7:00 p.m., IBEW Local 405, 1211 Wiley Boulevard SW, in Cedar Rapids.
Wednesday, September 23
Waterloo – 9:00 a.m., Waterloo Public Library, 415 Commercial Street, in Waterloo (this event will be outside, but in case of inclement weather, second floor open area past reference desk).
Dubuque – 11:30 a.m., Dubuque Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Lacey Board Room, 360 W. 11th Street, in Dubuque.
Davenport – 1:30 p.m., Fairmount Public Library, Small Meeting Room, 3000 N. Fairmount Street, in Davenport.
Burlington – 4:00 p.m., Burlington Public Library, Small Board Room, 210 Court Street, in Burlington.
Thursday, September 24
Ottumwa – 9:00 a.m., Ottumwa Public Library, Mary Lemon Room, 102 West 4th Street, in Ottumwa (lower floor of library).
Creston – Noon, Southwestern Community College, Performing Arts Building – Multipurpose Room (Room 124), 1501 W. Townline Street, in Creston.
Council Bluffs – 3:00 p.m., Council Bluffs Public Library, Meeting Room D, 400 Willow Avenue, in Council Bluffs.
Atlantic – 5:00 p.m., Atlantic Public Library, Meeting Room A, 507 Poplar Street, in Atlantic.
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