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Michael E. Gronstal (Mike Gronstal)

Michael E. Gronstal, American state legislator.


  • Gronstal, Michael E. was born on January 29, 1950 in Council Bluff, Iowa, United States. Son of Paul L. and Angela E. Gronstal.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio. Attended, Loyola University, Chicago.


    • Chairman Pottawattamie County Democratic Committee, Iowa, 1979—1980. Member District 99 Iowa House of Representatives, Des Moines, 1983—1984. Member District 50 Iowa State Senate, 1985—1993, since 2003, assistant majority leader, 1985—1988, majority whip, 1989—1990, president, 1992, member District 42, 1993—2002, minority leader, 1997—2006, majority leader, since 2007.

      Vice chairman Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC), 2006—2007, chairman, since 2007. Member Iowa Governor Drug Treatment Licensing Board, Iowa State Democratic Party Central Committee, District 5.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    • Married Connie Meisenbach. Children: Kate, Sara.
    • father: Paul L.
    • mother: Angela E. Gronstal
    • spouse: Connie Meisenbach
    • children: Kate Gronstal
    • Sara Gronstal
    Michael E. Gronstal
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    Born January 29, 1950
    (age 67)