Drew Wrigley was sworn in as North Dakota Attorney General today after being appointed by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum earlier this week. Wrigley previously served as U.S. Attorney, under both Presidents Bush and Trump, and North Dakota Lieutenant Governor.

Wrigley’s appointment comes after the sudden and tragic passing of former North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, whose loss we continue to mourn and legacy we honor and celebrate. Wrigley will serve out the remainder of Stenehjem’s term, which ends on December 31, 2022.

“Drew Wrigley is an excellent choice to succeed our friend, Wayne Stenehjem, after his untimely passing,” said Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) Chairman Alan Wilson. “Like Wayne, Drew has a deep respect for the Constitution and rule of law. Drew’s decades of public service and experience working with local, state, and federal law enforcement will be an asset to the AG’s office at a time when crime rates are rising nationally. I look forward to fighting the Biden Administration’s unprecedented federal overreach alongside Drew and know he will make North Dakota and our nation freer and stronger.”

RAGA Executive Director Peter Bisbee said, “At a time when the administrative state is out of control, it is critical to have a vigilant Attorney General like Drew Wrigley who will battle the radical policies coming out of Washington, D.C. and protect North Dakotans. I welcome Attorney General Wrigley to RAGA and know he will be a valuable part of our efforts to promote and protect the Constitution and rule of law and continue Attorney General Stenehjem’s legacy.”