Letter: Elect Phil McGrane

April 28, 2014 

There are good reasons Secretary of State Ben Ysursa and Gov. Phil Batt endorsed Phil McGrane as our next Idaho secretary of state. Phil's the only candidate running who can hit the ground running next January.

I've known Phil for years. When he takes over a task, he exceeds expectations. He has an excellent performance record overseeing Ada County elections for several years. In his present county job, Phil lives by Idaho Code and adheres to the law.

January's transition would be seamless because Phil McGrane understands the complete Idaho Code for what is required to administer the Idaho secretary of state office.

It is an honor for Phil to receive so many county clerks' endorsements. They have run their county, state and federal elections and know what's required for the job. I worked on the state Land Board with Gov. Kempthorne.

I can assure you Phil will enforce the law. He will do what is best for Idaho while serving on the state Land Board. Vote for Phil McGrane as the best qualified candidate for Idaho secretary of state on May 20.

DARREL MCROBERTS, Meridian

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