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Michael Gronstal

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Michael Gronstal
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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 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

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

Campaign Donors

2008

In 2008 Gronstal collected $690,121 in donations.[3]

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.

External links

References

  1. 2008 Iowa Election Results
  2. Money Raised by Iowa Candidates, 2008
  3. 2008 Contributions to Michael Gronstal
Political offices
Preceded by
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Iowa Senate District 50
1984–present
Succeeded by
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