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More than 120 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, according to a press release sent out by his campaign.

In the tight three-way match up for the Republican Secretary of State candidate, McGrane appears to be pulling ahead with late momentum, and has far outraised his opponents by raising over $126,000 in the past month. Earlier this week, the Fraternal Order of Police, a previous endorser of McGrane, launched a grassroots campaign in support of his candidacy in advance of the May 17th election.

Phil McGrane was endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, who are texting voters on his behalf.

The support from local government leaders was led by law enforcement. “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.”

Canyon County Clerk Chris Yamamoto was also a leader in the endorsement announcement, saying, “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.” 

McGrane is running for Secretary of State on a platform of experience with election security and public safety. McGrane is the only candidate with experience overseeing elections. He 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. 

Here is the list of those Republican county officials who have endorsed 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