Meet Lawrence

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Meet Lawrence


Wasdens1Lawrence Wasden is Idaho's 32nd Attorney General.

He was elected to a third term on November 2, 2010. He is Idaho's longest-serving Attorney General. Attorney General Wasden, a 25-year veteran of the Office of the Attorney General, previously served as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, 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, Idaho, and as Prosecuting Attorney for Owyhee County, Idaho. 

Attorney General Wasden is Vice-Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and serves on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and on the NAAG Mission Foundation Board of Directors.

He has previously served as President of NAAG, as Chair of CWAG and as Treasurer and Chair of the NAAG Mission Foundation's Investment Committee. 


In 2007, he was selected by the Aspen Institute for a fellowship program honoring public leaders as "the true rising stars" of American politics. Also in 2007, he received "The People First!" Award from the Idaho Newspaper Foundation for his work with Idahoans for Openness in Government, educating local government officials, the media and the public regarding Idaho's Open Meeting Law and Public Records Law.

He was honored by Idaho State University's Political Science Honor Society, Pi Alpha Sigma, as "Statesman of the Year" in April of 2008.

In June of 2009, he was presented the Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Victim Assistance Leadership Award for his continued support of victims' rights and efforts to reduce domestic violence.

NAAG awarded General Wasden with their association's highest honor -- the Kelley-Wyman Award -- given to the attorney general who has done the most to achieve the objectives of the association.

In July of 2010, CWAG honored Attorney General Lawrence Wasden with their Courage in Public Service Award. This award was created to recognize an Attorney General who has acted with courage and integrity to uphold their office.

In recognition of Attorney General Wasden's advocacy for Idaho's children and families, Idaho Voices for Children named him the "2011 Children's Champion." His efforts to protect Idaho children from sexual abuse by creating the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the ProtecTeens Internet Safety Program, along with his assistance to domestic violence victims through creation of the Idaho Hope Card program were recognized by the Idaho Sex Offender Watch Task Force with the 2013 Frank Steunenberg Award for Outstanding Leadership.


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