4 Republican Men Race To Be Idaho's Next Secretary Of State

May 15, 2014

The Republican candidates are Evan Frasure, Mitch Toryanski, Phil McGrane and Lawerence Denney.
Credit Idaho Public Television

For the first time in almost 50 years, Idaho voters won't be given the option to choose Ben Ysursa or Pete Cenarrusa on the May 20 primary ballot.

Instead, four Republicans and one Democrat are racing to become Idaho's next secretary of state. Three out of the four GOP candidates come with legislative experience, while the fourth is currently the Ada County chief deputy clerk.

While the job serves as Idaho's chief election officer, the secretary is also a member of the Idaho Land Board and oversees business filings.

The Republican candidates are Mitch Toryanski of Boise, Evan Frasure of Pocatello, Phil McGrane of Garden City, and Lawerence Denney of Midvale. You can watch a debate among the four Republicans here.

The winner of the GOP primary election will face Democrat Holli Woodings — running unopposed — in November.