During the last eight years, as Idaho's Attorney General, I have managed the largest law office in the state. I have served people of the State of Idaho as Attorney General for the last 8 years and within the Office of the Attorney General for more than 21 years. Throughout my service to the State of Idaho, I have fought to protect Idaho's sovereignty, water, consumers, taxpayers, businesses, lands and people.
I have been an active member of the Republican party for over 20 years. I have served in leadership positions such as precinct committeeman, county youth chairman, county vice chairman, and county central committee chairman. I have also served on ad hoc committees and been a trainer and parliamentarian at state committee meetings.As Idaho's Attorney General.
http://lawrencewasden.com/images/schoolbus.jpg//localhost/political/images/political2.jpg(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden today asked the Idaho Supreme Court to block the renewal of leases on Payette Lake and Priest Lake endowment lands. In documents filed with the court, Wasden argues that the lease rates approved by the Idaho Land Board last week are too low and illegally favor current leaseholders at the expense of public schools, higher education and State Hospital South.
The 355 cottage sites at Priest Lake are located on public school endowment lands. There are 167 cottage sites at Payette Lake. Of these cottage sites, two are located on public school endowment lands, 56 on normal school endowment lands and 109 on state hospital endowment lands.
(Boise) – Idaho consumers will receive restitution payments as a result of a legal settlement agreement with LifeLock, Inc., an identity theft protection provider located in Tempe, Arizona, Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said today. The settlement, with the Federal Trade Commission and 35 states, stems from an investigation into the company’s alleged misleading advertising practices.
“Through the cooperative efforts of the FTC and state attorneys general, consumers who experienced problems with LifeLock’s services will receive restitution,” Attorney General Wasden said.
The FTC and states will send letters to eligible consumers, notifying them of the agreement and how they can opt-in to the settlement. LifeLock agreed to pay $11 million in restitution to consumers and $1 million to the states to cover the costs of their investigation.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LAWRENCE WASDEN HONOREDWITH “COURAGE IN PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD”(Santa Fe, New Mexico - July 19, 2010) – The Conference of Western AttorneysGeneral (CWAG)honored Attorney General Lawrence Wasden of Idaho with the CWAG
Courage in Public Service Award at the Annual CWAG Meeting in Santa Fe, New
Mexico on Monday. The Courage in Public Service Award, which was last given out in 2004, was created to
recognize an Attorney General who has acted with courage and integrity to uphold the
office of the Attorney General, above and beyond the high standards always expected
of its occupants, making Wasden a clear choice as the award recipient.
The legal case between Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden and other members of the Idaho Land Board could be resolved within a week or may be a matter of months, according to an official with the Idaho Supreme Court. Wasden filed paperwork with the Supreme Court Wednesday to block the Land Board’s proposed lease increases on state-owned property on Payette Lake and Priest Lake. Wasden says the lease hikes are too low and illegally favor the leaseholders over the public schools and hospitals that receive money from the leases.
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|WASHINGTON - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden got involved in the Mexican justice system a few years ago when he was asked, as head of an association of Western law enforcement officials, to speak at a gathering of their Mexican counterparts. After his speech, a woman came up to him to tell him of her kidnapping - one of the stories that made Wasden realize his lofty statements on the rule of law were no help to people who experienced violence, intimidation and corruption every day.|