Dennis McGrane assumed responsibilities as Yavapai County Attorney in January to replace retiring Sheila Polk.
He has 27 years of experience in working in the Yavapai County Attorney’s office. He was sworn in Dec. 13. He became county attorney Jan. 1 and will serve until the general election in two years. McGrane already has said he intends to run for the office.
McGrane replaced Sheila Polk, who retired at the end of December after serving in the position for 20 years. He was selected by a 5-0 vote by the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors.
The other applicant was Michael Marcelli, a local attorney who moved to Prescott in 2016.
Upon being appointed McGrane said, “There is no greater challenge and no greater honor than to be in public service.”
Polk said she has full confidence in McGrane’s abilities and competency. She said she views him as a man of impeccable integrity.