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Wasden endorses Ward

Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has endorsed candidate Vaughn Ward in the GOP primary for the 1st Congressional District seat, in which Ward is vying with state Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Eagle, for a chance to challenge Democratic Congressman Walt Minnick. In a statement, Wasden called Ward “the right candidate for Idaho” and said, “He is a fiscal conservative who recognizes the need for limited government and that the purpose of government is to serve the needs of the people.” Click below to read the full announcement from the Ward campaign.

May 11, 2010                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Meridian, ID –Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden today endorsed 1st Congressional District candidate Vaughn Ward.

“Vaughn is the right candidate for Idaho,” said Wasden. “He has lived the Idaho value of honorable service to our country and will carry that service with him to represent us well in Washington, D.C. He is a fiscal conservative who recognizes the need for limited government and that the purpose of government is to serve the needs of the people.  Vaughn understands that Idaho is a reflection of its history and its family values.”

“I am extremely proud to have earned Attorney General Wasden’s endorsement,” said Ward. “Idaho has benefitted greatly from Lawrence’s work and he is well-respected by his constituents. Once elected, Idahoans can expect me to stand up for their constitutional rights and ensure that more decisions are made in Idaho rather than Washington, D.C.”

Attorney General Wasden is a 20-year veteran of the Office of the Attorney General, including previous positions as the Chief of Staff to the Attorney General, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Deputy Attorney General representing the Idaho State Tax Commission. Attorney General Wasden is past President of the National Association of Attorneys General, Past Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General, and the Treasurer and Chair of the Investment Committee for the NAAG Mission Foundation. Attorney General 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.


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