Spotlight: Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden

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Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Creating a Public Corruption Unit within the Criminal Law Division of the AGO to investigate complaints against elected county officials.
  2. Launching and overseeing the Internet Crimes against Children Task Force – a combination of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies that investigate and prosecute criminals that use technology to prey on children.
  3. Hosting a regular podcast called Counsel for the State discussing timely legal topics.

Professional background: AG Wasden assumed office in 2003 and has repeatedly won reelection since then. His professional career has been dedicated almost entirely to public service. Prior to his election as AG, he served in a number of positions in the AG’s Office, including chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, and deputy AG representing the Idaho State Tax Commission.

Education: AG Wasden earned a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University. He received his J.D. from the University of Idaho

Personal: AG Wasden and his wife, Tracey, have four children and 13 grandchildren.