Secretary of State Candidate Phil McGrane visited the LC Valley

LEWISTON, ID - Several politicians are making their way up north as they begin preparing for elections.

Secretary of State Candidate, Phil McGrane visited the LC Valley.

Republican Phil McGrane is a fourth generation Idahoan and an experienced election official. For much of the past eight years McGrane has been involved with counting ballots, coordinating poll workers, and securing polling sites for Ada County.

As the Chief Deputy Clerk, McGrane said he's gained experience by working closely together with current Secretary of State Ben Ysursa.

"My background in elections is the difference that will distinguish me from the other candidates," said McGrane. "I don't come from the legislature, I haven't ran for office before, the real difference for me is I am a professional in this and having that expertise will make the difference and I think experience will count."

McGrane said he likes getting out and talking to fellow Idahoans and traveled to Coeur d'Alene and Sandpoint over last weekend.