State of Idaho, Office of the Attorney General - Boise, Idaho
B.A., Brigham Young University, ’82; J.D., University of Idaho, ’85
Lawrence Wasden is Idaho’s 32nd Attorney General. He was elected to a third term in 2010 and is Idaho’s longest-serving Attorney General.
He previously served as Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and as a Deputy Attorney General representing the Idaho State Tax Commission. He also served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in Canyon County and as Prosecuting Attorney for Owyhee County, Idaho.
Attorney General Wasden earned his J.D. from the University of Idaho College of Law and was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in 1985. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Brigham Young University.
Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is a leader in the national effort to protect children from Internet sexual predators. He is a strong advocate for crime victims’ rights, who has worked to help victims break the cycle of domestic violence. He is a firm and fair prosecutor, known for his even-handed approach in public corruption cases. He is strongly committed to open government and works to educate Idahoans regarding the state’s open meeting and public records laws. His advocacy for senior citizens led to better laws, giving Idahoans more control over their health care at the end of life.
Attorney General Wasden has served as President of the National Association of Attorneys General and as Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General.
Lawrence and Tracey Wasden were married in 1980 and are proud of their four children and five grandchildren.