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.

Investing in Iowans is my focus for 2011

The most important thing the Legislature can do in the upcoming 2011 session is to invest in Iowans and strengthen Iowa’s economy. We will continue efforts that are working, such as building Iowa’s renewable energy economy. And we’ll fix what needs fixing, like shifting incentives to help Iowa’s Main Street businesses, rather than Wall Street businesses.

I’m honored to continue serving as Senate Majority Leader and eager to work with members of both parties and with incoming Governor Terry Branstad. By working together, we can make real progress on the challenges facing Iowa’s working families. In the Iowa Senate, we’ve put a great team in place to continue our work on job creation, helping Iowans recover from the national economic recession and laying the foundation for a lasting recovery.

If you have ideas you’d like to share with me as I prepare to return to the Capitol in January, please call me at 712-328-2808 or e-mail me at


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