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.

Become an Iowa Senate intern

Want a behind-the-scenes look at how the Iowa Legislature works? Consider an internship with the Senate Democratic Research Staff. Full-time and part-time intern positions are available year around.

Interns are an integral part of our office’s communications efforts, assisting with e-mail lists, news releases, news conferences, Web updates, digital photographs, and the production of audio and video clips.

Learn more and get an application at If you have questions, contact Rusty Martin at 515-281-5269 or


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