Idaho’s Attorney General Wasden Announces Candidate for Sixth Term | Government & Politics – Nach Welt

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden will seek a sixth term as the state’s chief legal officer, he announced on Monday.

Wasden plans to extend his tenure as the longest serving attorney general in the state’s history.

Three more Republicans are in the running, including former US MP Raul Labrador, who announced his candidacy last week.

Wasden in a statement emphasized his desire for clear, objective legal advice based on the law, which he describes as legal balls and strikes fair and which he describes as his guiding principle.

“An attorney general does not offer his clients or his state value by giving them the legal advice they want to hear or who is politically favorable,” Wasden said in a statement firmly rooted in the rule of law. This approach has served Idaho well and it is important to maintain that consistency through 2023 and beyond. ”

Wasden, a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Idaho, joined the state attorney’s office in 1989 as assistant to the Idaho State Tax Commission. Prior to that, he was a district attorney for Canyon and Owyhee Counties.

Labrador served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives before running for governor in 2018 and losing in the primary to Brad Little, who later became governor.

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