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Lawrence Wasden

Lawrence Wasden (R) Nampa, 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.

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.

He served as Co-Chair of the NAAG Tobacco Committee from July 2004 through June of 2006. He served as Chairman of the American Legacy Foundation from 2011 to April 2014. The landmark national tobacco settlement created the American Legacy Foundation to reduce youth tobacco smoking and prevent smoking-related disease in the United States.

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.

Lawrence and Tracey Wasden were married in 1980. They live in Nampa and are proud parents of son Sean and daughter-in-law Chelsie, daughter Ashley and son-in-law Curtis Crafton, daughter Cassidy and son-in-law Nickolas Hicks and son Blake and daughter-in-law Camille. Lawrence and Tracey are also proud grandparents of Carter, Cai, Marshall and Macy Crafton, and Taylor, Stilson and Tucker Wasden.

Source: Candidate's website