Attorney General
Candidates' Debate: Wednesday May 10, 8:00 p.m. MT/PT
Qualifications: 30 years of age, U.S. Citizen, admitted to the practice of law in Idaho, two year Idaho resident
Term of office: Four years
Salary: $95,160 in 2007, $98,015 in 2008, $100,955 in 2009, $103,984 in 2010
Duties: The Attorney General is Idaho's chief legal officer and is responsible for advising and representing all state officers and agencies in legal matters. The Attorney General issues official written opinions on important legal questions at the request of designated government officials. The Attorney General represents the State of Idaho in all federal and state courts, including all criminal appellate work. In addition to his legal duties, the Attorney General serves as a member of the State Board of Land Commissioners and the State Board of Examiners.
Myron Dan Gabbert
Myron Dan Gabbert
Lawrence Wasden
Lawrence Wasden
  • Born February 13, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Married for 41 years to Elfriede A. Gabbert
  • Father of three
  • Education
  • J.D. University of Illinois School of Law, 1967
  • B.A. in Psychology., Bradley University, 1967
  • Professional Experience
  • Adams County Prosecuting Attorney, Part-time 2001-present
  • Private practice Attorney in McCall and Boise, 1992-present
  • Principal: Lojek, Gabbert and Strother Law Office in Boise, 1989-1994
  • Principal: Moffat, Thomas, Barrett and Blanton Law Office in Boise, 1971-1989
  • Principal: Wallis, Churchill and Gabbert Law Office in Boise, 1968-1971
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Chief Justice Joseph McFadden in the Idaho Supreme Court 1967-1968
  • Associations / Community Involvement
  • 'Kiwanian of the Year,' 1991 and 1992 (only recipient of award two years in a row)
  • Member: Idaho State Bar Association, the Idaho Association of Defense Counsel, the Idaho Prosecuting Attorneys Association and the National Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
  • Former president of the Dawn Optimist Club, the Kiwanis Club of Boise and Boise's Estate Planning Council
  • Born November, 1957 in Caldwell, Idaho
  • Married to Traci for 22 years
  • Father of four
  • Education
  • J.D. University of Idaho, 1985
  • B.A. Political Science, Brigham Young University, 1982
  • Professional Experience
  • Current Idaho Attorney General, 2003-present
  • Chief of Staff: Idaho Attorney General 1996-2002
  • Deputy Chief of Staff: Idaho Attorney General 1995-1996
  • Deputy Attorney General assigned to the Idaho State Tax Commission 1989-1995
  • Owyhee County Prosecuting Attorney 1987-1989
  • Private Practice: Hamilton, Clark, and Michaelson 1987-1989
  • Canyon County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney 1985-1987
  • Associations / Community Involvement
  • Idaho Republican Party: Canyon County Chairman, Vice Chairman, Precinct Committeeman, Youth Chairman and State Committee Trainer:
  • Former Chairman: Government and Public Lawyers Section of the Idaho State Bar


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