Rep. Max Gruenberg addresses the Alaska House of Representatives, March 17, 2014. (Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)Democrats are accepting applications for a successor to state Rep. Max Gruenberg, who died Sunday.In a release, the state Democratic party and House District 16 Democrats say the deadline to submit applications is 5 p.m. Monday. Applicants must live in District 16, the Anchorage district that Gruenberg represented.Interviews will be conducted on Feb. 24 and 25. Three nominees will be sent to Gov. Bill Walker.Under the law, the governor is to appoint a qualified replacement within 30 days of a vacancy. The law states the appointee shall be a member of the same political party as the predecessor and in this case, would be subject to confirmation by a majority of House Democrats.The person appointed would fill the remainder of Gruenberg’s term, which ends in January.