Juneau, Alaska (KINY) The mother of a teenager shot and killed last year wants to be Alaska's Lt. Governor.
Edith Grunwald wants crime reform and is willing to run for Lt. Governor of Alaska to get it. Her son, David, 16, was murdered last year in the Mat-Su Valley. Grunwald claims the courts were too lenient. Four teens face charges in the case. She also said the death penalty should be an option for the most heinous crimes. Grunwald, a former Alaska National Guard Colonel, was fired in 2014 for alleged agency mishandling of allegations of sexual assault, harassment and other misconduct. Grunwald said if elected she would try to get Senate Bill 91 amended or repealed. Many said the law was too lenient on criminals.
The list of candidates for Lt. Governor continues to increase. Republican candidates include former Senate President Kevin Meyer of Anchorage, former Senate President Gary Stevens of Kodiak, and Lynn Gattis of Wasilla. Incumbent Lt. Governor Bryan Mallott, a Democrat, is seeking re-election.