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Arthur Macomber

Attorney General

Biography & Background

Arthur B. Macomber graduated from Hastings College of the Law at the University of California and received his undergraduate degree from George Fox University.

He practiced real property, contracts, construction, and water law in the Inland Northwest since 2006 bringing practicality, plain language, and a hard-nosed attention to client matters. Mr. Macomber bases his practice on twenty-five years of non-legal experience including forestry, construction, and real estate sales.

Mr. Macomber has published widely on real estate issues in the Idaho State Bar’s Advocate Magazine, taught Contracts Drafting at Gonzaga University School of Law and Contracts for Paralegals at North Idaho College, and in conjunction with Half Moon Seminars presented “Resolving Boundary Disputes” and “Avoiding, Identifying and Resolving Ethical Issues in Land Transactions and Disputes” for CLE credit before real-property-related professionals.

Art is an avid reader and an active member of the Coeur d’Alene community. When not hard at work, he enjoys spending time with his grown children, and plays a passable game of golf.
Art has argued six cases before the Idaho Supreme Court, with one pending.
Mr. Macomber is admitted to practice law in the following Districts:
* Idaho Supreme Court
* United States District Court, District of Idaho
* Washington Supreme Court
* All Washington State Courts
* Montana Supreme Court
* United States District Court, District of Montana
Art is a member of the following professional organizations:
* Idaho State Bar Association
* John P. Gray Bench-Bar Association
* Kootenai County Bar Association
* Montana State Bar Association
* Spokane County Bar Association
* The Federalist Society
* Washington State Bar Association

Top 3 Issues:

1. Pushing back against State and Federal executive branch overreach.
2. Re-invigorating Idaho’s State sovereignty through needed changes in our Republic’s internal and external legal operations.
3. Defending Idaho’s traditional State Constitutional, family, and small business-related values of self-reliance, self-determination, and independence. A true defense of freedom requires the Attorney General to consider the Article 1 rights of Idahoans when acting and advising on behalf of the State of Idaho.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes

“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. I support the Idaho Republican Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”