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Press Release: Over 120 Republican County Officials Endorse Phil McGrane for Secretary of State

By • May 13, 2022

The following Press Release was sent out by Phil McGrane, a Republican candidate for Secretary of State. Note: Press Releases sent out by candidates do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

[Boise, ID] Over 125 Republican County Officials, County Commissioners, Sheriffs, Prosecutors, Clerks, Treasurers, Assessors, and Coroners have endorsed Phil McGrane to be Idaho’s next Republican Secretary of State. This large group, led by Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto, said, “We collectively are the first line of defense for public safety, our court system, and ensuring our elections run smoothly and securely. We have all worked with Phil and know he is a man of integrity and honesty.”  Yamamoto added, “Phil has brought forward many measures to increase transparency and the integrity of Idaho’s elections. We are confident he’ll do the same as Secretary of State.”

“County Officials are the ones on the ground directly serving the public day in and day out. We depend on having a close relationship between local officials and the Secretary of State to keep our elections free, fair, and secure,” said Phil McGrane. “I have worked with these officials, and I am honored to have their support.”

“No one knows Idaho’s elections better than Phil McGrane. I have been in the trenches with Phil through recounts and court challenges and have seen it firsthand,” said Ada County Prosecutor, Jan Bennetts. “Together, we have enforced Idaho’s election laws and held those who have tried to cheat accountable. He is well respected among law enforcement and has the experience necessary to protect Idaho’s elections as Secretary of State.”

“There is no one better to work with to carry out the duties of Secretary of State than Phil McGrane,” said Chris Goetz, Clearwater County Sheriff. “We need a Secretary of State who defends elections but also defends the honor of our State Seal.”

“Phil’s understanding of our election laws and processes is unmatched. He is always willing to listen, work through problems, and offer assistance to other counties,” Said Jessica Lewis, Bingham County Commissioner. “I know Phil will be just as dedicated to local communities at the Secretary of State’s Office.”

Beyond elections, as the elected clerk in Idaho’s largest county, Phil has overseen a staff of nearly 200 deputy clerks, managing the courts, recording, licensing, indigent services, and has served as the chief budget officer balancing an almost $300 million dollar budget. Under McGrane’s leadership, the Clerk’s Office has regularly been among the Top 10 Best Places to Work in Idaho. “Our mission has been to ‘serve our community in a way that builds trust in government.’ That’s a tall order, but it’s just what we have done. I’m excited to take this same approach when serving our local communities statewide,” said McGrane. “Serving the public should and always will be my top priority as Secretary of State.”

Republican County Official for McGrane
Robert McQuade, Ada County Assessor
Rod Beck, Ada County Commissioner
Jan Bennetts, Ada County Prosecuting Attorney
Matt Clifford, Ada County Sheriff
Elizabeth Mahn, Ada County Treasurer
Stacy Swift Dreyer, Adams County Assessor
Sherry Ward, Adams County Clerk
Jason Dixon, Bannock County Clerk
Ernie Moser, Bannock County Commissioner
Jeff Hough, Bannock County Commissioner
Terrel Tovey, Bannock County Commissioner
Amy Bishop, Bear Lake County Clerk
Tricia Poulsen, Bear Lake County Treasurer
Philip Lampert, Benewah County Commissioner
Pamela Eckhardt, Bingham County Clerk
Mark Bair, Bingham County Commissioner
Whitney Manwaring, Bingham County Commissioner
Jessica Lewis, Bingham County Commissioner
Mary Prisco, Boise County Clerk
Adam Strong, Boise County Prosecuting Attorney
Michael Rosedale, Bonner County Clerk
Penny Manning, Bonneville County Clerk
Roger Christensen, Bonneville County Commissioner
Jon Walker, Bonneville County Commissioner
Bryon Reed, Bonneville County Commissioner
Samuel Hulse, Bonneville County Sheriff
Glenda Poston, Boundary County Clerk
Dan Dinning, Boundary County Commissioner
Sue Larson, Boundary County Treasurer
Katherine Rablin, Camas County Clerk
Marshall Ralph, Camas County Commissioner
Chris Yamamoto, Canyon County Clerk
Bryan Taylor, Canyon County Prosecuting Attorney
Kieran Donahue, Canyon County Sheriff
Tracie Lloyd, Canyon County Treasurer
Aaron Cook, Caribou County Assessor
Denise Horsley, Caribou County Clerk
Bryce Somsen, Caribou County Commissioner
Dwight Davis, Cassia County Assessor
Leonard Beck, Cassia County Commissioner
Bob Kunau, Cassia County Commissioner
McCord Larsen, Cassia County Prosecuting Attorney
Lana Schwartz, Clark County Treasurer
Rick Winkel, Clearwater County Commissioner
Chris Goetz, Clearwater County Sheriff
Jacquel Bruno, Custer County Assessor
Josh Dison, Elmore County Assessor
Shelley Essl, Elmore County Clerk
Amber Sloan, Elmore County Treasurer
Camille Larsen, Franklin County Clerk
Robert Swainston, Franklin County Commissioner
Ron Smellie, Franklin County Coroner
Abbie Mace, Fremont County Clerk
Blair Dance, Fremont County Commissioner
Hollie Ann Strang, Gem County Assessor
Shelly Tilton, Gem County Clerk
Bill Butticci, Gem County Commissioner
Mark Rekow, Gem County Commissioner
John Buck, Gem County Coroner
Megan Keene, Gem County Treasurer
Justin Baldwin, Gooding County Assessor
Denise Gill, Gooding County Clerk
Shaun Gough, Gooding County Sheriff
Chistina “Tine” Wines, Gooding County Treasurer
Kathy Ackerman, Idaho County Clerk
Skip Brandt, Idaho County Commissioner
Ted Lindsley, Idaho County Commissioner
Denis Duman, Idaho County Commissioner
Colleen Poole, Jefferson County Clerk
Roger Clark, Jefferson County Commissioner
Michelle Emerson, Jerome County Clerk
Dave McGraw, Latah County Commissioner
Jenny Rosin, Lemhi County Assessor
Brenda Armstrong, Lemhi County Clerk
Paul Withers, Lemhi County Prosecuting Attorney
Kammy McFarland, Lemhi County Treasurer
Lisa Winner, Lewis County Clerk
Justin McLeod, Lewis County Commissioner
Linda Jones, Lincoln County Assessor
Cindi Sievers, Lincoln County Clerk
Joann Rutler, Lincoln County Commissioner
Mike Piper, Lincoln County Coroner
Ann Youts, Lincoln County Treasurer
Kim Muir, Madison County Clerk
Brent Mendenhall, Madison County Commissioner
Douglas Smith, Madison County Commissioner
Todd Smith, Madison County Commissioner
Angie Moffat, Madison County Treasurer
Janice West, Minidoka County Assessor
Tonya Page, Minidoka County Clerk
Wayne Schenk, Minidoka County Commissioner
Douglas Zenner, Nez Perce County Commissioner
Kathleen Atkinson, Oneida County Assessor
Lon Colton, Oneida County Clerk
Bill Lewis, Oneida County Commissioner
Ken Eliason, Oneida County Commissioner
Cody Brower, Oneida County Prosecuting Attorney
Robin Monahan, Owyhee County Assessor
Angie Barkell, Owyhee County Clerk
Kelly Aberasturi, Owyhee County Commissioner
Jerry Hoagland, Owyhee County Commissioner
Joe Merrick, Owyhee County Commissioner
Annette Dygert, Owyhee County Treasurer
Edie Aldridge, Payette County Assessor
Lindsey Bratcher, Payette County Clerk
Reece Hrizuk, Payette County Commissioner
Sharee Sprague, Power County Clerk
Delane Anderson, Power County Commissioner
Bill Lasley, Power County Commissioner
Anson Call, Power County Prosecuting Attorney
Brad Wills, Twin Falls County Assessor
Kristina Glascock, Twin Falls County Clerk
Brent Reinke, Twin Falls County Commissioner
Jack Johnson, Twin Falls County Commissioner
Don Hall, Twin Falls County Commissioner
Grant Loebs, Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney
June Fullmer, Valley County Assessor
Doug Miller, Valley County Clerk
Sherry Maupin, Valley County Commissioner
Elting Hasbrouck, Valley County Commissioner
Brian Naugle, Valley County Prosecuting Attorney
Patti Bolen, Valley County Sheriff
Debbie Moxley-Potter, Washington County Assessor
Donna Atwood, Washington County Clerk
Lydon Haines, Washington County Commissioner
Sabrina Young, Washington County Treasurer
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11 thoughts on “Press Release: Over 120 Republican County Officials Endorse Phil McGrane for Secretary of State

  1. McGrane and Clan are Liberals.

    Vote DOROTHY MOON for Secretary of State, she’s Conservative and will protect The People.

  2. I either personally know or know by reputation nine of the people on that list. Only a couple of them surprise me for being there–the rest I would not take their word for who to vote for on a bet because I know they are RINOs themselves! I suspect that trend holds for the entire list.

  3. Yeah, taking Zuck bucks makes for a great secretary. Too funny. Are they all as arrogant as Phil?? Just curious.

  4. Vote this guy out! Dorothy Moon has my vote! I have faith the voters are smart and see right through this guy and his fancy list of RINOS!

  5. RINO’s supporting RINO’s. Now you have a list of who not to vote for. Send McGrane packing!

  6. This race disgusted me the most!

    Dorothy Moon is the CLEAR choice and all we got was a outright smear campaign run against her with a FAKE election integrity champion benefiting from it. McGrane is an enabler that I do NOT believe will protect us from real voting fraud.

    That endorsement list shows just how much the corruption power exists in this state.

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