Lawrence Wasden Information (Person)
|32nd Attorney General of Idaho|
|Assumed office |
January 6, 2003
|Preceded by||Al Lance|
|Deputy Attorney General of Idaho for the State Tax Commission |
1989 – 1995 
Lawrence Garth Wasden 
November 3, 1957
Brigham Young University (
University of Idaho ( JD)
In July 2017, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton led a group of Republican Attorneys General from nine other states, including Wasden, plus Idaho Governor Butch Otter, in threatening the Donald Trump administration that they would litigate if the president did not terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that had been implemented by President Barack Obama. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery subsequently reversed his position and withdrew his participation from the proposed suit. Slatery went further to urge passage of the DREAM Act.   The other Attorneys General who joined in making the threats against Trump included Steve Marshall of Alabama, Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas, Derek Schmidt of Kansas, Jeff Landry of Louisiana, Doug Peterson of Nebraska, Alan Wilson of South Carolina, and Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia. 
In 2019, Attorneys General from all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and all four U.S. territories were offered the opportunity to support a bill, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (H.R. 1595), sponsored by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), which would permit marijuana-related businesses in states and territories to use the banking system. The bill would facilitate collection of taxes levied on the $8.3 billion industry, reduce the danger of operating cash-only businesses and more effectively monitor the industry. Only Wasden and 16 other A.G.s did not support the measure. 
Wasden is married with four children.
|Idaho Attorney General Republican Primary Election, 2002|
|Republican||Myron Dan Gabbert||17,071||13.80|
|Idaho Attorney General Election, 2002|
|Idaho Attorney General Republican Primary Election, 2006|
|Republican||Lawrence Wasden (inc.)||89,327||73.70|
|Republican||Myron Dan Gabbert||31,795||26.30|
|Idaho Attorney General Election, 2006|
|Republican||Lawrence Wasden (inc.)||267,700||61.75|
|Democratic||Robert "Bob" Wallace||165,857||38.25|
|Idaho Attorney General Election, 2010|
|Republican||Lawrence Wasden (inc.)||367,737||100.00|
|Idaho Attorney General Republican Party Election, 2014|
|Republican||Lawrence Wasden (inc.)||83,850||59.10|
|Idaho Attorney General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Lawrence Wasden (inc.)||289,672||68.00|
- "NAAG | Lawrence Wasden". www.naag.org. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
- "Lawrence's Bio". www.lawrencewasden.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
- Tennessee’s attorney general: I’ve changed my mind, DACA is good, pass the DREAM Act, Vox.com, Dara Linddara, September 1, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
- Texas leads 10 states in urging Trump to end Obama-era immigration program, Texas Tribune, Julián Aguilar, June 29, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
- SPLC denounces letter from 10 Attorneys General seeking "cruel and heartless" repeal of DACA, Southern Poverty Law Center, June 30, 2017. Retrieved September 2, 2017.
- Attorneys general from 33 states urge banking reform for pot industry, Associated Press, May 8, 2019. Retrieved June 3, 2019.
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