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.

Mike Knows Our Schools Because He's In Our Schools

Mike visited Lewis and Clark preschool in Council Bluffs on February 4 and saw first-hand the marvelous learning taking place for our 3- and 4-year-olds who have quality teachers. In the Legislature, it's too easy to view education in terms of dollars, numbers and percentages, but that's not what it's all about. Our policies affect real children with names and lives. At Lewis and Clark, Superintendent Martha Bruckner welcomed me into the classroom, where 4-year-old Bryce Lee showed him a book about animals. I was impressed when he explained the chameleon's camouflage to me. Education is an investment in our future, and Mike vows to fight for funding for our quality preschools.


Mike read a book with 4-year-old Bryce Lee at Lewis and Clark Preschool in Council Bluffs on February 4. The kids at Lewis and Clark are learning skills that will prepare them for educational success throughout their lives. We can’t afford to NOT invest in their future.


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