FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 14, 2016
One of Alaska’s Longest Sitting Legislators, Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage), Has Passed Away in Juneau
JUNEAU – Representative Max Gruenberg, one of Alaska’s elder statesmen, and longest-serving members of the Alaska legislature passed away this morning in Juneau.
“He was a Talmudic scholar for our time, with an eye for detail, and a love of the fine point,” said Senate Minority Leader Berta Gardner. “He had the kindest and most gentle of hearts, and took great joy in many explorations – in books, in people, in history, and in the world of possibilities. His absence will be such a loss for all of us.”
Rep. Gruenberg was a decorated Navy veteran and a long-serving and well-known family attorney in Alaska. He served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1985 to 1993 and again from 2003 to the present. Rep. Gruenberg served twice as the House Majority Leader and was currently serving as the Minority Whip for the Alaska House of Representatives.
“I am shocked and saddened by the loss of Rep. Gruenberg,” said Senator Bill Wielechowski whose district included that of Rep. Gruenberg. “My sincerest condolences to his wife Kayla Epstein and the Gruenberg family. It was truly an honor to know and serve with Max. He will be profoundly missed.”
For more information contact Jeanne Devon, Press Secretary for the Alaska Senate Democrats 546-5139.