Idaho Chief Deputy Attorney General David Dewhirst has left the office, a spokesperson for the office confirmed Thursday. The move comes after Dewhirst’s LinkedIn profile showed he is now a senior adviser to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The move marks an end of an era for the Idaho Attorney General’s office, as Dewhirst had served in various roles since 2011. He was appointed as Chief Deputy Attorney General in 2019 by then-Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.
Dewhirst’s new role will be advising Governor DeSantis on legal matters and policy initiatives, according to his LinkedIn profile. It is unclear what specific projects Dewhirst will be working on in his new role, but it is likely that he will be involved in some of the governor’s most important initiatives.
The departure of Dewhirst from the Idaho Attorney General’s office leaves a void that must be filled quickly. The office has yet to announce who will replace him as Chief Deputy Attorney General, but it is expected that they will find someone soon who can fill the role effectively and efficiently.
It is clear that David Dewhirst has been an integral part of the Idaho Attorney General’s office over the last decade and his departure is certainly a loss for the state of Idaho. However, his new role as a senior adviser to Governor Ron DeSantis could prove beneficial for both parties involved and could help shape policy decisions in Florida for years to come.