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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.   
 
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.   
 
===Education===
 
  
 
Gronstal attended Loyola University.  He went on to receive his BA from Antioch College.
 
Gronstal attended Loyola University.  He went on to receive his BA from Antioch College.
 
===Political experience===
 
 
Gronstal served in the Iowa State House of Representatives from 1982 to 1984.  He was also at the Democratic Party State Central Committee.  He was Chair of the Pottawattamie County Democratic Party from 1986 to 1988.  He then joined the Iowa State Senate in 1984 and has served in that position since.  He has been Senate Democratic Leader since 1997 and Senate Majority Leader since 2006.  He represents the 50th district.
 
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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* [[Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa Senate]]
 
* [[Labor and Business Relations Committee, Iowa Senate]]
 
* [[Rules and Administration Committee, Iowa Senate]]
 
* [[Rules and Administration Committee, Iowa Senate]]
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==Elections==
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===2008===
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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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  office = Iowa State Senate, District 50 (2008)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}}'''Michael Gronstal (D)'''
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| align="right" | 13,375
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| colspan="2" | Mark A. Brandenburg (R)
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| align="right" | 9,740
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6430 Project Vote Smart Profile of Michael Gronstal]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=6430 Project Vote Smart Profile of Michael Gronstal]
 
*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]  
 
*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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==References==
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{{Senate Majority Leaders}}
 
{{Senate Majority Leaders}}

Revision as of 18:42, 12 June 2010

Michael Gronstal
Gronstal.jpg
Iowa State Senate District 50
Incumbent
Assumed office
1984
Current term ends
2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Farmer
Website Senate website
Michael E. Gronstal (b. January 29, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Iowa Senate, representing District 50. He currently serves as the Senate Majority Leader.

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.

Gronstal attended Loyola University. He went on to receive his BA from Antioch College.

Committee assignments

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gronstal was re-elected to the 50th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Mark A. Brandenburg (R). [1] Gronstal raised $690,121 for his campaign, while Brandenburg raised $12,224. [2]

Iowa State Senate, District 50 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Gronstal (D) 13,375
Mark A. Brandenburg (R) 9,740

Personal

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

External links

References

  1. 2008 Iowa Election Results
  2. Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008