Lawrence Wasden is Idaho’s 32nd Attorney General. He was elected to a third term on November 2, 2010 and is Idaho’s longest-serving Attorney General.
Attorney General Wasden, a 23-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 obtained his J.D. from the University of Idaho and was admitted to the Idaho State Bar in 1985. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Brigham Young University in 1982.
Attorney General Wasden is a founding member, and past chairman, of the Government and Public Lawyers Section of the Idaho State Bar. In January 2010, he began a three-year term on the University of Idaho College of Law Advisory Council. He also serves on the Boise State University Department of Criminal Justice Advisory Council.
Lawrence and Tracey Wasden were married in 1980. They live in Nampa, Idaho, and are proud parents of four children: son Sean and daughter-in-law Chelsie; daughter Ashley and son-in-law Curtis Crafton; daughter Cassidy; and, son Blake and daughter-in-law Camille. Lawrence and Tracey are also proud grandparents of Carter, Cai and Marshall Crafton, and Taylor and Stilson Wasden.