Democratic Weekend of Action June 8-10

From the desk of Rob Hogg:

Join Democratic Weekend of Action, Meet U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (Oregon), June 8-10

Mark your calendars now for our
“Summer Solstice Fundraiser” in Cedar Rapids, Thursday, June 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

Plus Other Upcoming Events in Mount Vernon, Hiawatha, Corning, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, and West Des Moines

Dear Friends:

With the primary on Tuesday, we now have our slate of candidates set – see list of candidates seeking positions currently held by Republicans at end of this email.

I hope you are ready to help elect Democrats across the state. This is necessary to stop and reverse the damage the Republican majority has been doing to working families, education, health care, public safety, seniors, and our natural resources, and start making progress instead.

We need volunteers and financial contributions to make this a reality. I encourage you to get involved, and if you need my assistance, please feel free to email me at

Here are upcoming events I will be attending where you can get more involved in Cedar Rapids, Mount Vernon, Hiawatha, Corning, Fort Dodge, Des Moines, and West Des Moines.

Iowa Democratic Party Weekend of Action, June 9-10

Join me for one or more of these four events this “weekend of action” in Linn County:

1. Voter Outreach for Christian Andrews, Mount Vernon (Saturday, June 9, 10:00 a.m. to noon) – I will be helping Christian Andrews, state representative candidate in Iowa House District 95, for door-to-door voter outreach, starting from a private residence at 203 Old Lincoln Highway in Mount Vernon. For details, visit:

2. House District 65 Canvass and Phone Bank, Cedar Rapids (Saturday, June 9, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.) – I will be doing voter outreach event starting from a private residence at 3032 Ridgemore Drive SE in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit:

3. Free Community BBQ with Eric Gjerde, Hiawatha (Sunday, June 10, noon to 4:00 p.m.) – I will attend at least some of this event to support Eric, state representative candidate in Iowa House District 67, at Guthridge Park, N. 10th Ave. and Lyndhurst Drive, in Hiawatha. For more details, visit:

4. Ice Cream Social with Rep. Art Staed, Cedar Rapids (Sunday, June 10, 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.) – Rep. Staed and I are hosting an ice cream social at Kenwood Park, corner of Eastern Ave. NE and 35th Street NE, in Cedar Rapids. For details, visit:

Meet U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, June 8 and June 10

Senator Merkley is a strong national leader for climate action and former state legislator who successfully helped turn Oregon into a Democratic-leaning state. He is seen as a potential candidate for President in 2020.

He will be in Cedar Rapids on Friday, June 8, starting at 7:00 p.m. for a public event with Progress Iowa at the Backpocket Pilot Pub, 415 3rd St. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids. For details, visit:

He also plans to join Art Staed and me for our ice cream social on Sunday, June 10, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at Kenwood Park in northeast Cedar Rapids.

This is two chances to meet Senator Merkley. I hope you can attend one or both events. He also has other events scheduled in Iowa so check your local party for more details.

Western Iowa Events For Denise O’Brien and John O’Brien, June 15 and June 17

On Friday, June 15, I will be helping Denise O’Brien with her campaign kickoff for state representative in Iowa House District 21 (Union, Adams, Cass, and Pottawattamie Counties) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Upper Shelter at Lake Icaria State Park near Corning. For more details, visit:

On Sunday, June 17, starting at 5:00 p.m., I will be helping John O’Brien with a “Father’s Day Fundraiser” at his house, 2221 22nd Ave. North, in Fort Dodge. John is state senate candidate in Iowa Senate District 5 in Webster, Humboldt, Pocahontas, and Calhoun Counties. For details, visit:

Fundraising Events, June 19 and June 21

Please join me for one of two fundraising events for my campaign committee, “Citizens for Rob Hogg.” The first will be Tuesday, June 19, at Tumea and Sons, 1501 SE 1st St., in Des Moines, with State Representative Todd Taylor (now candidate for state senate). Todd will be there from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and I will be there starting around 5:00 p.m.

The second will be Thursday, June 21, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Summer Solstice Fundraiser with State Representatives Liz Bennett and Art Staed at Dublin City Pub, 415 1st St. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids on the riverfront. This will be our biggest fundraiser ever on the longest day of the year. Each of us has opponents this year and we need to raise additional funds. Parking is free in downtown Cedar Rapids starting at 6 p.m. Please join us for refreshments and a nice evening. For more details, visit:

If you can’t attend these events, but you would like to contribute, please send a check to “Citizens for Rob Hogg,” P.O. Box 1361, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, or contribute online at:

Volunteer Training in West Des Moines, June 20, with Claire Celsi and Kristin Sunde

I will be holding a volunteer training with state senate candidate Claire Celsi and state representative candidate Kristin Sunde on Wednesday, June 20, from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the West Des Moines Public Library, 4000 Mills Civic Parkway, in West Des Moines. For details, visit:

As always, I hope this information is helpful, and I hope to see you at one or more of these events. Together, with a renewed spirit of citizenship, we can build a better future for Iowans.


Senator Rob Hogg
Cedar Rapids



Here is the updated list of Democratic candidates across Iowa running for seats currently held by Republicans. Please adopt one or more of these candidates to help financially and with volunteer time so we can stop and reverse the damage Republicans are doing to our state. The next state legislative campaign finance deadline is Saturday, July 14. For more details, visit:

First District Congress:
Abby Finkenauer

Third District Congress:
Cindy Axne

Fourth District Congress:
J.D. Scholten

Fred Hubbell

Secretary of Agriculture:
Tim Gannon

State Auditor:
Rob Sand

Secretary of State:
Deidre DeJear

Senate Candidates:
SD3 – Dave Dawson (Sioux City / LeMars)
SD5 – John O’Brien (Fort Dodge)
SD7 – Jackie Smith (Sioux City)
SD11 – Sara Ramsey (Corning)
SD13 – Vicky Brenner (Indianola)
SD19 – Amber Gustafson (Ankeny)
SD25 – Tracy Freese (Iowa Falls)
SD41 – Mary Stewart (Ottumwa / Fairfield)
SD47 – Marie Gleason (Bettendorf)

House Candidates:
HD1 – Karen Larson (Larchwood / Spirit Lake)
HD2 – Ryan Odor (Spencer)
HD5 – Andrew Emanuel (Le Mars)
HD6 – Rita DeJong (Sioux City)
HD7 – Debra Jensen (Estherville / Forest City)
HD8 – Connie Price (Britt / Clarion)
HD10 – Jake Thompson (Rockwell City)
HD12 – Peter Leo (Audubon / Carroll)
HD16 – Steve Gorman (Council Bluffs)
HD17 – Jan Creasman (Onawa / Ida Grove)
HD19 – Gregg Gustafson (Adel)
HD20 – Warren Varley (Guthrie Center / Greenfield)
HD21 – Denise O’Brien (Atlantic / Creston)
HD22 – Ray Stevens (Avoca)
HD23 – Chuck Larson (Glenwood / Red Oak)
HD24 – James Uhlenkamp (Mount Ayr)
HD25 – Ryan Marquardt (Winterset)
HD27 – Richard Foster (Osceola)
HD28 – Ann Fields (Knoxville)
HD30 – Kent Balduchi (Altoona)
HD37 – Andrew Rasmussen (Ankeny)
HD38 – Heather Matson (Ankeny)
HD39 – Karin Derry (Johnston)
HD42 – Kristin Sunde (West Des Moines)
HD43 – Jennifer Konfrst (Clive)
HD44 – Kenan Judge (Waukee)
HD47 – David Weaver (Boone)
HD48 – Tim Winter (Webster City)
HD49 – Brenda Brink (Nevada / Eldora)
HD50 – Dennis Evans (Iowa Falls / Grundy Center)
HD51 – Tim Knutson (Osage)
HD55 – Kayla Koether (Decorah)
HD56 – Lori Egan (Waukon)
HD57 – Nancy Fett (Dyersville)
HD58 – Joe Oclon (Bellevue / Maquoketa)
HD60 – David Williams (Cedar Falls)
HD63 – Eric Stromberg (Waverly)
HD67 – Eric Gjerde (Hiawatha)
HD68 – Molly Donahue (Marion)
HD72 – Mindy Benson or Dave Degner (Tama / Toledo)
HD73 – Jodi Clemens (Tipton)
HD75 – Paula Denison (Vinton)
HD76 – Ann Egley (Williamsburg / Grinnell)
HD78 – Kimberly Davis (Washington / Sigourney)
HD79 – Samantha Keith (Oskaloosa / Pella)
HD80 – Susan McDanel (Albia / Centerville)
HD84 – Jason Moats (Mt. Pleasant)
HD88 – Lanny Hillyard (Mediapolis / Columbus Junction)
HD91 – Laura Liegois (Muscatine)
HD92 – Jean Simpson (Eldridge)
HD94 – Joan Marttila (Bettendorf)
HD95 – Christian Andrews (Center Point / Central City / Mt. Vernon)
HD96 – Reenie Montgomery (Anamosa / Manchester / Monticello)
HD97 – Tim McClimon (DeWitt)

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