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.

Stay up to date on what’s happening in the Legislature

Several Internet resources are available for you to stay up to date during the 2011 session. At, you can:

** Stay in the know with timely articles on legislation, current events, grant opportunities and new state resources.

** Connect via social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Picasa, or subscribe to our RSS feed.


** Read summaries of key issues and current legislation written in plain English everyone can understand—not legalese.

** Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts in the comments section of the Web site.

** View live streaming video of media events at the Statehouse, such as the Legislative Leaders’ weekly news conference on Thursday mornings.

** Stay up to date on the go. When you visit the Web site from a mobile phone, you’ll automatically be redirected to a page formatted for your device.

You can also follow what’s happening in the House and Senate at, where you can track bills of interest, review what’s happening in legislative committees, listen to live debate in the chambers, and even set up a tour of the Statehouse if you’re planning a visit.


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