Pierce to run with Grunwald in his run for Alaska governor

    Edie Grunwald.

    KENAI, Alaska (AP) — Republican Charlie Pierce has picked Edie Grunwald to be his running mate as he runs for governor in Alaska.

    The Peninsula Clarion reports that Pierce made the announcement over the weekend.

    Pierce is the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor.

    Grunwald previously ran for lieutenant governor in 2018, finishing second in that year’s Republican primary to Kevin Meyer, the current office holder.

    Under a new voter-approved election system, which will be used for the first time in Alaska this year, candidates for governor and lieutenant governor will run as a team from the outset.

    Grunwald says she resigned as chair of the Alaska Parole Board to run.

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