BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Assistant Deputy Attorney General Brian Kane is stepping down to become executive director of the National Association of Attorneys General.

The group said Thursday that 10 state attorneys general, five Republicans and five Democrats, chose Kane following a nationwide search.

The US Army veteran spent just over 20 years in the attorney general’s office. As Deputy Chief, he has worked with legislators, state, local and federal government entities. Kane begins his new job in mid-September.

“He has the experience, skills, judgment, sense of humor and humility to meet the challenges of this role,” said Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller of Iowa, NAAG chairman. . “Brian really cares about the AG community and treats people well. I’m confident he will foster bipartisanship and collaboration among Attorneys General.

“NAAG is an organization close to my heart and I am thrilled with the selection of Brian as the next executive director,” said Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden. “He is an integral part of my leadership team and has the right skills to successfully lead NAAG into 2022 and beyond.

Kane earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from the University of Idaho. He earned his law degree from Lewis and Clark Law School.


“I look forward to meeting each NAAG member individually and continuing the great bipartisan work of our nation’s attorneys general,” Kane said.

The Idaho attorney general’s office is expected to see a number of departures in the future after former U.S. Representative Raul Labrador defeated five-term incumbent Wasden in the May primary.

Wasden is well known for running the office with a strategy of simply calling balls and strikes. Labrador, if he wins in the November general election, said the office would be more partisan.

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