A former North Dakota U.S. Attorney will hold a key position in the administration of the state’s next governor, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported Thursday.
Drew Wrigley, who served as U.S. Attorney from 2001 to 2009, will be the next North Dakota lieutenant governor. Governor-designate Jack Dalrymple (R) said he named Wrigley to the post because of his knowledge of the state government and legislative process.
“I think he’s very strong on policy and, of course, he brings a very important strength in having the experience working with the federal government and federal policy,” Dalrymple told the newspaper. “He really pretty much rings all the bells [and], as far as I’m concerned, is exactly what you’re looking for in a lieutenant governor.”
Wrigley served as the executive director of the state’s Republican Party and as an attorney for the North Dakota Workers Compensation Bureau, before his tenure as U.S. Attorney. He was a vice president at Noridian Administrative Services LLC, a medical services company in Fargo, after he left the Justice Department.
The former U.S. Attorney will begin his new job in December.