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.

Nominate Officers for the Congressional Badge of Bravery

Local and county law enforcement agency heads can now nominate deserving members of their departments for the Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery.

The award honors exceptional acts of bravery in the line of duty by federal, state, and local law enforcement officers. Medals are given annually by the U.S. Attorney General and are presented by the recipients’ Congressional representatives.

Nominees for the Congressional Badge of Bravery must meet one of these two criteria:

1. Sustained a physical injury while engaged in the lawful duties of the individual, and performing an act characterized as bravery by the agency head who makes the nomination, and being at personal risk.

2. Although not injured, performed an act characterized as bravery by the agency head who makes the nomination that placed the individual at risk of serious physical injury or death.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 15 of the year following the date on which the nominee performed the act of bravery. For more information, go to


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