Max Gruenberg

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Max Gruenberg
Max Gruenberg.jpg
Alaska House of Representatives, District 16
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 22, 2017
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Majority Leader
1987-1988, 1991-1992
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$234/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1985
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska House of Representatives, District 20
1985-1993
Personal
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1943
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Max Gruenberg (b. September 25, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 1985, serving until 1993, and was again elected in 2002. Gruenberg served as House Majority Leader from 1987 to 19988 and from 1991 to 1992.

Biography

Gruenberg's professional experience includes working as a Partner and Family Lawyer with Gruenberg, Clover and Holland, a legislative assistant to United States Senator Ted Stevens and a law clerk for Justice Roger Connor, Alaska Supreme Court.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Gruenberg served on the following committees:

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2015
Judiciary
State Affairs
Military & Veterans' Affairs

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gruenberg served on the following committees:

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gruenberg served on these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

  • HB 61 - "An Act relating to eligibility requirements for medical assistance for certain children, pregnant women, and disabled persons."
  • HB 64 - "An Act relating to gift certificates and gift cards, and to unclaimed property; and making a violation of certain gift card prohibitions an unlawful trade practice."
  • HB 75 - "An Act establishing the Alaska Health Commission; relating to health planning; requiring a certificate of need study; and providing for an effective date."[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alaska House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 19, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. District 14 incumbent Max F. Gruenberg, Jr. was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Don Hadley defeated Kevin Kastner in the Republican primary. Gruenberg defeated Hadley in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax F. Gruenberg, Jr. Incumbent 54.2% 3,253
     Republican Don Hadley 45.8% 2,745
Total Votes 5,998
Alaska House of Representatives, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDon Hadley 54.9% 1,108
Kevin Kastner 45.1% 910
Total Votes 2,018

2012

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gruenberg ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Alaska House of Representatives District 14. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7] Gruenberg won re-election in the general election.[8]

Alaska House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMax F. Gruenberg, Jr. Incumbent 54% 3,391
     Republican Don Hadley 46% 2,883
Total Votes 6,274

2010

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gruenberg won re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. He ran unopposed in the August 24 primary.[9] He defeated Scott A. Kohlhaas (L) in the November 2 general election.[10]

Alaska House of Representatives District 20 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Max Gruenberg (D) 2,065
Scott A. Kohlhaas (L) 918
Alaska House of Representatives, District 20 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Max Gruenberg (D) 493

2008

See also: Alaska House of Representatives elections, 2008

In 2008, Gruenberg was re-elected to the Alaska House of Representatives District 20. Gruxenber (D) finished with 3,361 votes while his opponent Scot Kohlhaus (L) finished with 812 votes.[11] Gruenberg raised $30,142 for his campaign fund.[12]

Alaska House of Representatives District 20
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Max Gruenberg (D) 3,361
Scott Kohlhaus (L) 812

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gruenberg is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Gruenberg raised a total of $770,179 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 22, 2015.[13]

Max Gruenberg's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Alaska State House, District 16 Won $45,675
2012 Alaska State House, District 14 Won $41,293
2010 Alaska State House, District 20 Won $34,880
2008 Alaska State House, District 20 Won $30,142
2006 Alaska State House, District 20 Won $69,079
2004 Alaska State House, District 20 Won $51,993
2002 Alaska State House, District 20 Won $48,171
1994 Alaska State House, District 14 Defeated $119,450
1992 Alaska State Senate, District H Defeated $244,358
1990 Alaska State House, District 11B Won $85,138
Grand Total Raised $770,179

2014

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2014. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $45,675.
Alaska House of Representatives 2014 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Max Gruenberg's campaign in 2014
Balance Forward$4,962
Alaska State Employees Local 52$2,000
Electrical Workers Local 1547$2,000
Operating Engineers Local 302$2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341$2,000
Total Raised in 2014$45,675
Source: Follow the Money

2012

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $41,293.

2010

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $34,880.

2008

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $30,142.

2006

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $69,079.

2004

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $51,993.

2002

Gruenberg won election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $48,171.

1994

Gruenberg lost the election for the Alaska House of Representatives in 1994. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $119,450.

1992

Gruenberg lost the election for the Alaska State Senate in 1992. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $244,358.

1990

Gruenberg won re-election to the Alaska House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Gruenberg raised a total of $85,138.

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the 28th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 21 to April 20.

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[14]

2012

In 2012, the 27th Alaska State Legislature was in session from January 17 to April 15. It was in special session from April 15 to April 30.[15]

Legislators are scored on "how supportive they are of Alaska’s private business sector."[14]

Personal

Gruenberg and his wife, Kayla Epstein, have two children.

Gruenberg is a member of the Alaska Common Ground Board, Veterans of Foreign Wars - Post 9978, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Board, and Fairview Lions Club.[16]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Harriet Drummond (D)
Alaska House of Representatives District 16
2015–present
Succeeded by
N/A
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 14
2013–2015
Succeeded by
Lora Reinbold (R)
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 20
1985-93, 2003–2013
Succeeded by
Mia Costello (R)