Mike Gronstal

Senate Majority Leader - Council Bluffs


Mike Gronstal

Senator Mike Gronstal was recently re-elected to serve his seventh term in the 8th Senate District, which includes his hometown of Council Bluffs. Senator Gronstal serves as the Democratic Majority Leader in the Iowa Senate, a position he has held since 1997. Senator Gronstal is a graduate of Antioch College in Ohio and began his career as a social worker.

His father served on the Council Bluffs City Council and was later elected Mayor of Council Bluffs. Inspired by his family's commitment to public service, he first sought elected office to promote the values of middle class families and fiscal responsibility. Senator Gronstal and his wife Connie have two daughters, Kate and Sarah.

  1. What do you see as the highest priority health care issue for the 2013 Legislative Session?
    Expansion of Medicaid
  2. What is your healthiest habit during a busy time, like the legislative session?
    Oatmeal instead of lunch
  3. Who is your biggest inspiration?
    George McGovern
  4. Where is your favorite place in Iowa to visit?
    Where ever family is
  5. What do you find most rewarding about being a legislator?
    Making real differences in people's lives.

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