Municipal Clerk Resigns in Wake of April Election
Assembly Chairman Ernie Hall could not immediately be reached for comment
ANCHORAGE - Municipal Clerk Barbara Gruenstein announced her resignation Wednesday, nearly two months after an election plagued by recount requests and claims of voter fraud and machine malfunctions.
The change went into effect immediately after Gruenstein presented her letter of resignation to Assembly Chairman Ernie Hall Tuesday, and the news was publicized in a brief press release from the Municipal Clerk's office this morning.
"The entire Anchorage Assembly is truly grateful for Barbara's many years of public service to the Municipality, and expresses gratitude for her many contributions to the Municipality and the State of Alaska," the release read.
Gruenstein, who was appointed to the position in 2003, said she agreed to stay on the job through June to ensure a smooth transition. Hall could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning.