Robb Hogg Weekend Events

repeal and replace the GOP

Help State Legislative Candidates

Events This Weekend With

Christian Andrews, Marie Gleason,

Dave Dawson, Vicky Brenner,

Tracy Freese and Brenda Brink

Plus the complete list of Democratic candidates seeking to flip seats or hold open seats

 Dear Friends:

I have been knocking a lot of doors, and I can tell you this: With your help, we can flip both the Iowa House and the Iowa Senate in November, and put ordinary working Iowa families first at the Iowa Legislature starting in January. With 75 days to election day, now is a critical time to put state legislative candidates in a position to compete and win across Iowa.

If we flip the Iowa House and Iowa Senate, here is what you would see in 2019:

> Legislators restoring rights for workers and supporting higher wages, not taking away rights and lowering the minimum wage.

> More funding and innovation to make Iowa’s schools the best in the country, and to provide affordable college and job training, not more tax cuts for the wealthiest and more tax giveaways for out-of-state special interests.

> Legislators working to provide quality affordable health care for all, not taking health care away.

> More support for clean energy and clean water.

> More support for safe, healthy, vibrant, inclusive, and growing communities in every county across Iowa.

If you want to help make this vision a reality, there are three things you can do now to help our state legislative candidates across Iowa:

(1) Educate Iowans about the bad things Republicans have done – to workers, education, health care, human services, public safety, natural resources, etc. – and about the good things Democrats have done and want to do.

(2) Push yourself to contribute more financially, the sooner the better, as you are able – this is a “now or never” moment for our state and our country.

(3) Volunteer for candidates who need help at the doors, on the phones, with data entry, with yard signs, and all kinds of other campaign help.

Let me know if you want my help or advice on how to get more involved.

Upcoming Events This Weekend to Help State Legislature Candidates

Here are five upcoming events around the state where you can help state legislative candidates this weekend:

Christian Andrews. Mount Vernon, Saturday, August 25 – Christian is our candidate in Iowa House District 95 against Republican State Rep. Louie Zumbach. I will be attending Christian’s fundraiser this Saturday, August 25, starting at 6:00 p.m. at 203 Old Lincoln Highway in Mount Vernon. For more details, visit:

Marie Gleason, Bettendorf, Saturday, August 25 – Marie is our candidate in Iowa Senate District 47 against Republican State Senator Roby Smith. I cannot attend, but Marie is holding a canvass this Saturday, August 25, starting at 9:30 a.m. from the Coffee Hound, 3451 Devils Glen Road, in Bettendorf. For more details, visit:

Dave Dawson, Correctionville, Saturday, August 25 – Dave is our candidate in Iowa Senate District 3 against Republican State Senator Jim Carlin. I cannot attend, but Dave is holding a town meeting this Saturday, August 25, at noon, at Club Casmo, 517 Driftwood St., in Correctionville. For more details, visit:

Tracy Freese and Brenda Brink, Nevada, Sunday, August 26 – Tracy is our candidate in Iowa Senate District 25 against Republican State Senator Annette Sweeney and Brenda is our candidate in Iowa House District 49 against Republican State Rep. Dave Deyoe. I cannot attend, but Tracy and Brenda are holding a canvass this Sunday, August 26, starting at 1:00 p.m. from the Starbuck’s Drive-In, 1620 Lincoln Highway, in Nevada. For more details, visit:

Vicky Brenner, Winterset, Sunday, August 26 – Vicky is our candidate in Iowa Senate District 13 against Republican Senator Julian Garrett. Again, I cannot attend, but Vicky is holding a fundraiser this Sunday, August 26, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Judge Lewis House, 1145 W. Summit Street, in Winterset. For more details, visit:

Please join in with one or more of these events, and check the entire list of state legislative candidates seeking seats currently held by Republicans or running in open seats (see below) to find someone to help this weekend.

Other Upcoming Events

Here are other upcoming events I will be attending:

West Side Office Opening with Lt. Gov. candidate Rita Hart, Thursday, August 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Join me to help open the newest campaign office at 3140 16th Ave. SW. Suite C, Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:

Canvass for Abby Finkenauer, Sunday, August 26, 2:00 p.m. Join me to canvass for our candidate for Congress from her campaign office, 1855 1st Ave. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:

Women’s Equality Day Celebration, Hiawatha, Sunday, August 26, 6:15 p.m. I will be attending this annual celebration of Women’s Equality Day at the Kirkwood Regional Center, 1770 Boyson Road, in Hiawatha. For more details, visit:

Presentation on “America 2030” by John Delaney, Cedar Rapids, Tuesday, August 28, 7:00 p.m. I will be attending this presentation by Congressman John Delaney of Maryland at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, 410 3rd Ave. SE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:

Labor Day Celebration, Monday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  I will be helping at this annual celebration at Hawkeye Downs, 4400 6th St. SW, in Cedar Rapids, sponsored by Hawkeye Labor Council.  For more details, visit:

Social & Fundraiser with Art Staed and Liz Bennett, Cedar Rapids, September 17, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. I will join State Representatives Art Staed and Liz Bennett for this event at La Cantina, 5400 Edgewood Road NE, in Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:

You can find more events at my web site:

As always, I hope this information is helpful. Together, with a renewed spirit of citizenship, we can stop and reverse the damage being done to our state and our country, and build a better future for all Iowans and all Americans.

Senator Rob Hogg
Cedar Rapids



Senate candidates seeking seats currently held by Republicans:

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, Ed Malloy (Ottumwa / Fairfield)
SD47 – Marie Gleason (Bettendorf)

Senate candidates seeking open seats currently held by Democrats:

SD15 – Dan Nieland (Newton / Altoona)
SD21 – Claire Celsi (West Des Moines)
SD35 – Todd Taylor (Cedar Rapids)
SD37 – Zach Wahls (Coralville / Tipton)
SD49 – Patti Robinson (Clinton)

House candidates seeking seats currently held by Republicans:

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 (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 (Manchester / Monticello)
HD97 – Tim McClimon (DeWitt)

House candidates seeking open seats currently held by Democrats:

HD9 – Megan Srinivas (Fort Dodge)
HD70 – Tracy Ehlert (Cedar Rapids)
HD83 – Jeff Kurtz (Keokuk / Fort Madison)
HD99 – Lindsay James (Dubuque)

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