Bruce Bistline has kicked off his campaign to become Idaho’s next attorney general, vowing to
fight graft and corruption, protect Idaho’s working men and women from consumer fraud, and take aim at opioid peddlers who are contributing to a burgeoning epidemic in Idaho.
“Idaho’s attorney general is duty-bound to fight for Idahoans – not entrenched political interests and out-of-state corporations intent on defrauding consumers,” Bistline said. “Idahoans haven’t had a politically independent attorney general protecting their interests for years. That’s about to change.”
Bistline is running on a platform designed to restore integrity to Idaho’s political arena and send a message to any entity – public or private – that seeks to take advantage of average Idahoans.
He is pledging to:
- Uphold the 1995 Batt Agreement Idaho made with the federal government to remove a substantial portion of nuclear waste from Eastern Idaho by 2035.
- Join a bipartisan collation of states, counties, and municipalities suing opioid manufacturers.
- Advocate for a nonpartisan Inspector General’s Office to hold public officials accountable.
- Put teeth into the Idaho Consumer Protection Act and vigorously enforce it.
“It’s about time Idaho had an Attorney General who is free to protect Idaho consumers and fights abuses of power at every level.”
Bistline highlighted the infamous Syringa Network Scandal which cost Idahoans millions and called into question the role of insider political influence in steering a lucrative contract to an out-of-state corporation to provide broadband service to Idaho schools.
Bistline has practiced law in Idaho for more than 40 years. He has represented Idahoans in all kinds of legal disputes – from complex class action suits to misdemeanor criminal cases. Bistline has donated countless hours of time in support of public interest litigation, including years of reduced fee legal assistance to nonprofits including Friends of Weiser River Trail.