Rob Hogg

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Rob Hogg
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Member of the Iowa Senate
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
January 8, 2007
Preceded byChuck Larson
Member of the Iowa House of Representatives
from the 38th district
In office
January 13, 2003 – January 8, 2007
Preceded byPolly Bukta
Succeeded byTyler Olson
Personal details
Robert Mason Hogg

(1967-01-24) January 24, 1967 (age 51)
Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kate Hogg
  • Robert Hogg (b. 1993)
  • Dorothy Hogg
  • Isabel Hogg
ResidenceCedar Rapids, Iowa
Alma materUniversity of Iowa
University of Minnesota
WebsiteRob Hogg for US Senate

Robert Mason "Rob" Hogg (born January 24, 1967) is the Iowa State Senator from the 33rd District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2007 after having served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. He ran for the election to the United States Senate coming in second behind former Iowa Lieutenant Governor Patty Judge.


Hogg was born in Iowa City in 1967, the son of Robert (Bob) and Carol Ladd Hogg.[1] He received his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. and M.A. from the University of Minnesota.

Political career[edit]

State Legislature[edit]

Hogg currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Appropriations committee; the Ways and Means committee; the Environment & Energy Independence committee, where he is vice chair; the Judiciary committee, where he is vice chair; and the Rebuild Iowa committee, where he is chair. He also serves as vice chair of the Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee. As of February 2011, he was the only lawyer in the Iowa Senate.[2]

Hogg was elected in 2006 with 14,112 votes (59%), defeating Republican opponent Renee Schulte.[3] He was reelected in 2010 and 2014.

Hogg served as minority leader of the Iowa Senate for a little less than a year. He was replaced by Janet Petersen in 2017.[4][5][6]

U.S. Senate Campaign[edit]

On July 8, 2014 Hogg announced that he had formed a committee to explore a potential run for United States Senate in 2016 against Republican incumbent Chuck Grassley.[7] Later in 2015, Hogg announced his candidacy.[8] Hogg has received the endorsement of over 60 state lawmakers, including Iowa Senate President Pam Jochum and Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal.[9] However, he lost the primary election to Patty Judge, who ultimately lost the general election to incumbent Senator Chuck Grassley.


On April 15, 2013 Hogg published a book entitled, "America's Climate Century." The book provides the fundamental context necessary to understand climate change and calls on all Americans to fight it.[10]


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  2. ^ "Meet the 2011 lawyer-legislators". The Iowa Lawyer (February 2011).
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  7. ^ "Rob Hogg announced exploratory committee for U.S. Senate". Des Moines Register. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2015.
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Iowa House of Representatives
Preceded by
Polly Bukta
38th District
2003 – 2007
Succeeded by
Tyler Olson
Iowa Senate
Preceded by
Chuck Larson
19th District
2007 – present
Succeeded by