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Idaho Attorney General

Current State AG
Lawrence Wasden (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2003

Current Leadership Positions
Co-Chair of AG Alliance (formerly CWAG)

Lawrence Wasden was first elected Attorney General in 2002 and has been AG ever since. 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. He is a past chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and past president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).  AG Wasden was defeated in the May...

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Lawrence Wasden was first elected Attorney General in 2002 and has been AG ever since. 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. He is a past chairman of the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) and past president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).  AG Wasden was defeated in the May 17, 2022 GOP primary by Raul Labrador, who will stand as the Republican candidate in the November general election. AG Wasden will serve the remainder of his term until a new AG takes office in January 2023.

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The AG is an elected position in Idaho.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022 (Open Seat)
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none

Election Timeline & Candidates

  1. Candidate Filing Deadline
  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Tom Arkoosh (D)
Democrat

Tom Arkoosh (D)

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Raul Labrador (R)
Republican

Raul Labrador (R)

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Tom Arkoosh (D)
Democrat

Tom Arkoosh (D)

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Raul Labrador (R)
Republican

Raul Labrador (R)

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Latest Idaho Attorney General News & Insights

Idaho AG Wasden Moves to Intervene Against Alleged Patent Trolls

Idaho AG Lawrence Wasden has filed motions to intervene [Law360 paywall] in two related patent lawsuits. In so doing, AG Wasden seeks to defend the constitutionality of a 2014 Idaho statute, the Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement Act (BFAPIA), which, among other things, requires patent-owning companies to put up a bond covering litigation costs…

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AG Election News

In Idaho, former U.S. Congressman Raul Labrador defeated incumbent AG Lawrence Wasden in the Republican primary election for the post. Wasden, who has served five terms, is the state’s longest-serving AG. Among Labrador’s key campaign themes is his promise to aggressively act against federal government “overreach.” In Minnesota, Doug Wardlow, who was the Republican Party’s…

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