Michael Gronstal

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Michael Gronstal
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Iowa State Senate District 50
Incumbent
In office
1985-Present
Term ends
January 10, 2013
Years in position 29
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Leader, Iowa State Senate,
2006-present
Compensation
Base salary$25,000/year
Per diem$118/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1984
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
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 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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gronstal has been appointed to this committee:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Iowa State Senate elections, 2012

Gronstal is running for re-election to the Iowa State Senate in 2012. Due to redistricting, he is running in district 8. Gronstal is running unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5, 2012. Al Ringgenberg is running unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[1]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Gronstal was re-elected to the 50th District Seat in the Iowa State Senate, defeating Mark A. Brandenburg (R). [2] Gronstal raised $690,121 for his campaign, while Brandenburg raised $12,224. [3]

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

2008

In 2008 Gronstal collected $690,121 in donations.[4]

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

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Personal

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Iowa Senate District 50
1985–present
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