55 Days – 5 Things You Can Do

State Senator Rob Hogg

Urgent election message from Rob Hogg

Dear Friends:

With 55 days left in this year’s general election, your participation now is critical. We have the opportunity to sweep back into the majority, un-do the damage being done, and build a healthier, safer, more prosperous, more inclusive, and more sustainable future for all Iowans.

Here are five things you can do to help our incumbents, our challengers, and our new candidates running to hold open seats (see list at bottom of email):

1. Keep listening to Iowans on behalf of our candidates and our party.

2. 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.

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.

4. Contribute more financially, as much as you are able and as soon as you are able – this is a “now or never” moment for our state and our country.

5. Vote – voting starts on Monday, October 8, and runs through Tuesday, November 6.

Day of Action for Vicky Brenner, Wednesday, September 12, 4:00 p.m., Indianola

Join us at 4:00 p.m. today at the Warren County Democratic Office, 120 W. Ashland Ave., in Indianola to support Vicky Brenner, candidate for state senate in Iowa Senate District 13. For more details, visit:

Phone Bank to Young Voters, Thursday, September 13, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Cedar Rapids

Join my campaign manager, Madelyn Carlson, Campaign for Iowa staff, and other volunteers at the campaign office, 2706 First Avenue NE, in Cedar Rapids, for a phone bank to young voters in Senate District 33. (I cannot attend due to a work commitment.) For more details, visit:

Senator Rob Hogg’s Issue School, Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Muscatine

Join Laura Liegois, candidate for state representative for Iowa House District 91, who is hosting my “issue school” at Musser Public Library, 408 E. 2nd St., in Muscatine. For more details, visit:

CYDI “Fall Conference,” Saturday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Cedar Rapids

The “fall conference” of the College and Young Democrats of Iowa will be in Iowa Hall at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. I plan to attend at least some of the conference, and hope to see a large group of students and young Democrats there. For more details, visit:

Iowa Senate District 33 Candidate Forum, Tuesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m., Cedar Rapids

Mark your calendars now for the League of Women Voters of Linn County candidate forum for myself and the other candidate for Iowa Senate District 33 at the public library, 450 5th Ave. SE, in downtown Cedar Rapids. For more details, visit:

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 (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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