Mike Gronstal, from Council Bluffs, has been the Senate Democratic Leader since 1997. First elected to office in 1982, Gronstal served one term in the Iowa House (1983-85), and is currently in his seventh term in the Senate. He is the State Democratic Leader in the Iowa Senate and has been a lifelong advocate for public education and smart politics.


We are fortunate to have Mike Gronstal represent us, our students, our schools and our profession. In the current political climate it is vital that you understand that we need YOU. Your time, your talent, and--eventually--your treasure will be needed to make sure that we reverse the trend of legislators who are willing to sell out our children for corporate tax cuts.

Let's Help Mike Win Big in November

Hundreds of Educators are proud to be working directly and indirectly to re-elect State Senator Mike Gronstal to the Iowa State Senate in 2008.

Mike Gronstal is a proven friend to students, public education and educational employees and policy makers. He currently represents Senate District 50, which includes Council Bluffs and Carter Lake.

Educators to Re-Elect Mike Gronstal support the Senator as he continues to work hard for initiatives that promote policies that create more high-wage jobs in our local communities, support public schools, increase student achievement, and ensure affordable health care for all Iowans.

Gronstal's accomplishments include:

• Increasing the state’s minimum wage for thousands of working Iowans.
• Making health care affordable and accessible for more Iowa families
• Balancing the state’s budget and putting money back in our savings account
• Increasing basic funding for local public schools and teachers.
• Expanding early childhood educational opportunities.
• Making tuition more affordable at our community colleges and universities.
• Providing incentives to boost production of renewable energy and to make Iowa less dependent on foreign oil.

Gronstal has also focused his energy on boosting the state’s investment in business development and job creation. One result of those efforts was the successful effort to bring Google’s data center to Council Bluffs, which is expected to result in an investment of $600 million and the creation of 200 jobs to this area.


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