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.

Opportunity: Students interested in government

Each year, high school juniors and seniors from across Iowa work as Pages at the Iowa Capitol during the legislative session, which runs from January through early May.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn first-hand about government, work with elected officials, and see how ideas for a better Iowa become law.

Job duties include responding to requests from legislators and staff, assisting legislators during committee meetings, and distributing and organizing materials and supplies. Pages work 40 hours per week and are paid $8.57 per hour. They may also arrange for academic credit with their high school.

The application deadline for the 2009 session is October 3. For complete details and an application, go to or give me a call.


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