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Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson announces she’ll step down on Feb. 25

U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson will step down on Feb. 25, according to Idaho Reports. She’s served as Idaho’s U.S. attorney for the past six years, and has worked for almost 20 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, writes Idaho Public TV reporter Seth Ogilvie in the “Idaho Reports” blog.

U.S. attorneys serve at the discretion of the president. Having been sworn in by President Barack Obama, Olson anticipated a change would be coming under the new Trump administration, she told Ogilvie. “I wanted to be able to choose my own departure date and move on at a date that worked for me.”

The future is open for Olson, but she does plan to stay in Boise. “I have family here and I anticipate I will go into private practice,” she said. “I am not going to run for political office. I have no interest in running for political office.” You can read Ogilvie’s full post here.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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