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.

Be prepared for winter travel

When winter weather hits, be prepared on the road. Winter driving tips as well as a list of items to include in a survival kit are available at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s winter operations Web site at

If you’re going to be traveling far, be sure to get the latest on road conditions and traffic incidents at You can also call 511 in Iowa or 800-288-1047 nationwide.


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