- Advisory Board
Grant Woods served as the Attorney General of Arizona from 1991 to 1999. He was a founding member of the bipartisan advisory board at States United Democracy Center and played a pivotal role in protecting the vote and the will of the American people in the 2020 election. General Woods was President of the Conference of Western Attorneys General and chaired the Civil Rights and Supreme Court committees for the National Association of Attorneys General. Prior to his long legal career, General Woods served as the first Chief of Staff for the late Senator John McCain of Arizona.
General Woods died unexpectedly at the age of 67 in October 2021. At his funeral, General Woods’s wife, Marlene Galan Woods, said, “His last fight, the [most] important, the most dire, [was] stopping voter suppression in the United States of America. Grant felt that protecting an American’s right to vote is imperative in our fragile democracy.”