McGrane, Dennis

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
County Attorney
Political Affiliation:
(928) 772-4404
Yavapai County Attorney
B.S., University of South Dakota; J.D., Indiana University
Karen (Wife of 35 years) and 2 grown/married daughters
Roman Catholic
Biographical Info:

I am a 30 year resident of Yavapai County. I have been with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office for almost 29 years, the last 1 1/2 years as the County Attorney. Prior to that, I was chief deputy for 22 years and 5 1/2 years as a trial prosecutor before that. I am a JAG officer in the Arizona Army National Guard. I achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel in 2021.


I am the current Yavapai County Attorney after being appointed by the Board of Supervisors (December of 2022). Prior to that, I was chief deputy county attorney for 22 years (5½ years as a trial prosecutor before that). I am also a lieutenant colonel in the Arizona Army National Guard. You could say that this job is in my DNA.

I am running to maintain the best county attorney’s office in the state of Arizona. I am running to do the job of maintaining a high level of public safety in this community. I am running to fight the disease of wokeness from creeping into my community in the form of “criminal justice reform.” I am fighting to keep us from being the next California/Portland/Seattle.


Arizona Police Association


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Providing benefits and services such as free housing to undocumented migrants at taxpayer expense. O* We cannot afford this charity. We are a country on the verge of bankruptcy ($35T in debt and counting). Illegal aliens must be deported.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S
3. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* The right to keep and bear arms is a God given individual right that is memorialized in the 2nd Amendment.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O
5. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others. O
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* Statement is confusing. I do NOT support transgender mutilation/chemicalization of minors but do support parents' rights to seek counseling to address their child's issues.
9. Enhancing penalties for leading and participation in organized retail theft rings. S
10. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S