David H. Leroy

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Dave Leroy
36th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 5, 1987
GovernorJohn V. Evans
Preceded byPhil Batt
Succeeded byButch Otter
28th Attorney General of Idaho
In office
January 1, 1979 – January 3, 1983
GovernorJohn V. Evans
Preceded byWayne Kidwell
Succeeded byJim Jones
Personal details
Born (1947-08-16) August 16, 1947 (age 71)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Idaho (BS, JD)
New York University (LLM)
WebsiteOfficial website,
Campaign website

David H. "Dave" Leroy (born August 16, 1947[1]) is a past Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General of Idaho.

He served as the 36th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho between 1983 and 1987.

Leroy served as lieutenant governor during the administration of Governor John V. Evans.

Leroy was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator in 1990. He served in that capacity until 1993.

Leroy is a practicing attorney in Boise since 1988. Leroy deals with government and administrative law issues, criminal defense and family law trials, hearings, litigation and counsel at state, federal and local levels.[2]

Leroy is a self-taught Abraham Lincoln expert[3] and founded the Idaho Lincoln Institute.[4]

Personal Life[edit]

Leroy went to Lewiston Senior High. Received his BS and JD at the University of Idaho and at New York University his LLM.

Leroy is a grandfather with two children, Jordan a lawyer and mom, and Adam, an archaeologist and father. Leroy wife Nancy is a former Miss Boise and Miss Boise State University and has a degree in Sociology from Boise State University.[5]


Idaho's 1st Congressional District[edit]


Leroy announced for Idaho's 1st congressional district race for 2018 on May 12, 2017.[6]

Leroy lost the Idaho Republican Party May 2018 to Russ Fulcher taking second with 15.6% of the vote. [7]


In 1994 Leroy ran for the Republican nomination to the United States House of Representatives from the Idaho 1st Congressional District. He finished second behind Helen Chenoweth with 27.8% of the vote.[8]


In 1986 Leroy won the Republican nomination for Governor of Idaho. He lost in the general election to former Democratic Governor Cecil D. Andrus.

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

In 1982 he was elected lieutenant governor, replacing Phil Batt, who was a candidate for governor that year.

Attorney General[edit]

Leroy was elected Attorney General of Idaho in 1978.

Ada County Prosecuting Attorney[edit]

Was elected in 1970s and served 2 terms.[9]


  1. ^ Nomination of David H. Leroy To Be Nuclear Waste Negotiator Accessed 25 January 2008
  2. ^ "Credentials | David H. Leroy | Attorney at Law | Boise, ID". David H. Leroy | Attorney at Law | Boise, ID. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  3. ^ "David H. Leroy – IDAHO LINCOLN INSTITUTE". looktolincoln.org. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  4. ^ Release, Press. "Press Release: New Idaho Institute Seeks Wisdom of Lincoln". idahopoliticsweekly.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12.
  5. ^ "Dave Leroy for Congress | Leroy for Idaho". 2018-05-14. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  6. ^ Press, Associated. "Former Idaho AG David LeRoy to run for open House seat". KBOI. Retrieved 2017-05-11.
  7. ^ Almukhtar, Sarah (2018-05-15). "Idaho Primary Election Results". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
  8. ^ Idaho Primary Election Results May 24, 1994 Archived May 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Accessed 25 January 2008
  9. ^ "Credentials | David H. Leroy | Attorney at Law | Boise, ID". David H. Leroy | Attorney at Law | Boise, ID. Retrieved 2018-05-25.
Legal offices
Preceded by
Wayne Kidwell
Attorney General of Idaho
Succeeded by
Jim Jones
Political offices
Preceded by
Phil Batt
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
Succeeded by
Butch Otter
New office United States Nuclear Waste Negotiator
Succeeded by
Richard H. Stallings
Party political offices
Preceded by
Phil Batt
Republican nominee for Governor of Idaho
Succeeded by
Roger Fairchild