Max Gruenberg

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Max Gruenberg
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Alaska House of Representatives District 14
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
January 26, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
House Majority Leader
1987-1988, 1991-1992
Compensation
Base salary$50,400/year
Per diem$238 or $253/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1985
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alaska House of Representatives, District 20
1985-1993
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1943
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Max Gruenberg (b. September 25, 1943) is a Democratic member of the Alaska House of Representatives, representing District 14 since 2003. Gruenberg previously represented the 20th District from 1985 to 1993; he served as House Majority Leader from 1987-88, and 1991-92.

Gruenberg is a Partner and Family Lawyer with Gruenberg, Clover and Holland. He previously worked as a legislative assistant to United States Senator Ted Stevens, and law clerk for Justice Roger Connor, Alaska Supreme Court.

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Alaska Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary
Rules
Military & Veterans' Affairs
Legislative Council

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."[2]

Elections

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 August 28, 2012, Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Gruenberg won re-election in the general election.[5]

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.[6] He defeated Scott A. Kohlhaas (L) in the November 2 general election.[7]

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

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.[8] Gruenberg raised $30,142 for his campaign fund.[9]

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

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Gruenberg raised $34,880 in contributions. [10]

His six largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Carpenters & Joiners Local 1281 $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Local 71 $2,000
Nea-Alaska $2,000
Alaska State Employees Association Local 52 $2,000
Alaska Laborers Local 341 $2,000
Alaska Public Employees Association $2,000

2008

In 2008 Gruenber raised $30,142 for his campaign fund. Five of his top contributors are listed below.[11]

Contributor 2008 total
Int Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $2,000
AK State Employees Assoc Local 52 $2,000
AK Public Employees Local 71 $2,000
Public Safety Employees Assoc $1,500
AK Public Employees Assoc $1,500

Personal

Gruenberg and his wife Kayla Epstein have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 14
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Alaska House of Representatives District 20
1985-93, 2003–2013
Succeeded by
Mia Costello (R)