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  name                = Michael Gronstal |
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  |Name = Michael Gronstal
  political position  = Iowa State Senate District 50 |
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  |Profile picture = Gronstal.jpg
  incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Iowa State Senate District 8
  assumed office     = 1984 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends          = 2012 |
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|Tenure = 1985-Present
  political party    = [[Democratic]] |
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  |Term ends = [[Term-end dates of legislators elected on November 6, 2012|January 8, 2017]]
  profession          = Farmer |
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|Assumed office = 1985
  website             = [http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=143&ga=83 Senate website] |
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|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
   
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|Leadership = Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate,
}}{{tnr}}'''Michael E. Gronstal''' (b. January 29, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 50. He currently serves as the [[Senate Majority Leader]].
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|Place of birth = Council Bluffs, IA
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael E. Gronstal''' (b. January 29, 1950) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Iowa State Senate]], representing District 8 and serving as [[Senate Majority Leader]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013 and served a term from 1985 to 2013. He previously served in the [[Iowa House of Representatives]] from 1982 to 1984.
  
Gronstal was first elected to the Iowa Senate in 1984. He previously served on the [[Iowa House of Representatives]]. He also chaired the Pottawattamie County Democratic Party from 1986-1988, and serves on the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee. 
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Gronstal earned his B.A. from Antioch College.
 
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Gronstal attended Loyola University.  He went on to receive his BA from Antioch College.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gronstal served on the following committees:
  
* [[Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa Senate]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Rules and Administration Committee, Iowa Senate]]
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gronstal served on this committee:
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|Chamber = State Senate
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===2009-2010===
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In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gronstal served on these committees:
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|State = Iowa
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|year = 2009
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014]]''
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Gronstal is considered a potential [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Governor of Iowa]] in 2014.<ref name=ar14>[http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301130049&nclick_check=1 '''Desmoines Register,'' "Register Exclusive: Bruce Braley weighs bid for governor," January 13, 2013]</ref>
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===2012===
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:: ''See also: [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012]]''
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Gronstal ran for re-election to the [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate]] in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in district 8. Gronstal ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated [[Al Ringgenberg]] in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://electionresults.sos.iowa.gov/default.aspx?eid=22 ''Iowa Secretary of State,'' "Official Primary Results"]</ref><ref>[http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/primary/candlist.pdf ''Iowa Department of Elections,'' "2012 Primary Candidates," accessed April 17, 2012]</ref>
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|Chamber = Iowa State Senate, District 8, General Election
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|party1 = Democratic
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|party2 = Republican
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|winner1 = Michael Gronstal
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|Inc1 = Y
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|candidate2 = Al Ringgenberg
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|votes1 = 12632
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|votes2 = 10198
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===2008===
 
===2008===
On November 4, 2008, Gronstal was re-elected to the 50th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating Mark A. Brandenburg (R). <ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2008/OfficialCanvass2008General.pdf 2008 Iowa Election Results]</ref> Gronstal raised $690,121 for his campaign, while Brandenburg raised $12,224. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008]</ref>
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On November 4, 2008, Gronstal was re-elected to the 50th District Seat in the [[Iowa State Senate]], defeating Mark A. Brandenburg (R).<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/elections/2008/OfficialCanvass2008General.pdf 2008 Iowa Election Results]</ref> Gronstal raised $690,121 for his campaign, while Brandenburg raised $12,224.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=IA&y=2008 Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008]</ref>
 
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==Campaign Donors==
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==Campaign donors==
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{{Comprehensive donor history
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|Name = Gronstal
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|Full name = Michael Gronstal
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|year = 1998
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|Editdate = September 19, 2013
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|link =<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=1583 ''followthemoney.org'', "Gronstal, Michael," accessed September 19, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|totalraised2012 = 1250488
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2012|Iowa State Senate, District 8]]
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|totalraised2010 = 533995
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|result2010 = N/A
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|office2010 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2010|Iowa State Senate, District 50]]
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|totalraised2008 = 690121
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|result2008 = Won
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|office2008 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2008|Iowa State Senate, District 50]]
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|totalraised2006 = 554216
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|result2006 = N/A
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|office2006 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2006|Iowa State Senate, District 50]]
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|totalraised2004 = 406211
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2004|Iowa State Senate, District 50]]
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|totalraised2000 = 292293
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Iowa State Senate elections, 2000|Iowa State Senate, District 42]]
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|totalraised1998 = 106560
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|result1998 = N/A
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|office1998 = [[Iowa State Senate|Iowa State Senate, District 42]]
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{{SLP donor box 2012
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|name = Gronstal
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|full Name = Michael Gronstal
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 1,250,488
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|org1 = Iowa Democratic Party
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|org2 = Iowa Healthcare Association
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|org3 = Eychaner, Fred
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|org4 = Laborers
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|org5 = Iowa Association Of Realtors
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|orgamount1 = 196129
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|orgamount2 = 41000
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|orgamount3 = 25000
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|orgamount4 = 23500
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|orgamount5 = 23500
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===2008===
 
===2008===
 
In 2008 Gronstal collected $690,121 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96469 2008 Contributions to Michael Gronstal]</ref>
 
In 2008 Gronstal collected $690,121 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96469 2008 Contributions to Michael Gronstal]</ref>
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
 
Gronstal and his wife, Connie Meisenbach, have two children.
 
Gronstal and his wife, Connie Meisenbach, have two children.
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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{{Wikipedia}}
 
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*[http://mikegronstal.com/ Sen. Gronstal's Personal Website]
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*[http://www.legis.iowa.gov/Legislators/legislator.aspx?GA=84&PID=142 Sen. Gronstal's website]
*[http://www.senate.iowa.gov/gronstal/ Sen. Gronstal's Senate Website]
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*[http://www3.legis.state.ia.us/ga/member.do?id=142 Official Iowa State Senate website of Michael Gronstal]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6430 Project Vote Smart Biography]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6430 Project Vote Smart Biography]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=6430 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/voting_category.php?can_id=6430 Project Vote Smart Legislative Profile]
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96469 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80120 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=62936 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27765 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27478 1998]  
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=140093 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=122617 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=96469 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80120 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=62936 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27765 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=27478 1998]  
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Gronstal/18739949754 Michael Gronstal on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michael-Gronstal/18739949754 Michael Gronstal on Facebook]
  
 
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Michael Gronstal
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Iowa State Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
1985-Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 29
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate,
2006-present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Iowa House of Representatives
1982 - 1984
Education
Bachelor'sAntioch College
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 29, 1950
Place of birthCouncil Bluffs, IA
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
Michael E. Gronstal (b. January 29, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa State Senate, representing District 8 and serving as Senate Majority Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013 and served a term from 1985 to 2013. He previously served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1982 to 1984.

Gronstal earned his B.A. from Antioch College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gronstal served on the following committees:

Iowa Committee Assignments, 2012
Rules and Administration, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gronstal served on this committee:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gronstal served on these committees:

Elections

2014

See also: Iowa gubernatorial election, 2014

Gronstal is considered a potential Democratic candidate for Governor of Iowa in 2014.[1]

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Gronstal ran for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he ran in district 8. Gronstal ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012 and defeated Al Ringgenberg in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Iowa State Senate, District 8, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gronstal Incumbent 55.3% 12,632
     Republican Al Ringgenberg 44.7% 10,198
Total Votes 22,830

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gronstal was re-elected to the 50th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Mark A. Brandenburg (R).[4] Gronstal raised $690,121 for his campaign, while Brandenburg raised $12,224.[5]

Iowa State Senate, District 50 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gronstal (D) 13,375
Mark A. Brandenburg (R) 9,740

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gronstal is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Gronstal raised a total of $3,833,884 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 19, 2013.[6]

Michael Gronstal's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Iowa State Senate, District 8 Won $1,250,488
2010 Iowa State Senate, District 50 Not up for election $533,995
2008 Iowa State Senate, District 50 Won $690,121
2006 Iowa State Senate, District 50 Not up for election $554,216
2004 Iowa State Senate, District 50 Won $406,211
2000 Iowa State Senate, District 42 Won $292,293
1998 Iowa State Senate, District 42 Not up for election $106,560
Grand Total Raised $3,833,884

2012

Gronstal won re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gronstal raised a total of $1,250,488.
Iowa State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Gronstal's campaign in 2012
Iowa Democratic Party$196,129
Iowa Healthcare Association$41,000
Eychaner, Fred$25,000
Laborers$23,500
Iowa Association Of Realtors$23,500
Total Raised in 2012$1,250,488
Source:Follow the Money

2008

In 2008 Gronstal collected $690,121 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Iowa State Education Association $151,250
Service Employees International Union $25,000
Iowa Democratic Party $21,881
Wells Fargo $13,500

Personal

Gronstal and his wife, Connie Meisenbach, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mary Jo Wilhelm (D)
Iowa State Senate District 8
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Iowa State Senate District 50
1985–2013
Succeeded by
Pam Jochum (D)