Burgum statement on confirmation of Drew Wrigley as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate confirmed former North Dakota Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley to serve again as U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota.

“Drew Wrigley provided highly effective leadership as U.S. attorney before, and we’re confident he will do an excellent job again in this critical role,” Burgum said. “Lt. Gov. Sanford, First Lady Kathryn and I congratulate Drew on his well-deserved nomination and extend our gratitude to North Dakota’s congressional delegation for their efforts to secure his confirmation.”

Wrigley served as lieutenant governor of North Dakota from 2010 to 2016 under then-Gov. Jack Dalrymple and as U.S. attorney for North Dakota from 2001 to 2009, having been appointed by President George W. Bush. During his tenure as U.S. attorney, he was appointed to the U.S. Attorney General’s Advisory Committee by three U.S. successive attorneys general. Earlier in his career, Wrigley served for five years as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota and his law degree from the American University Washington College of Law.