Attorney General Drew H. Wrigley

Drew Wrigley is a fourth generation North Dakotan with family roots in Walsh County and Burke County, where the Wrigley Brothers Farm still thrives. Wrigley was born in Bismarck and grew up in Fargo. He attended Fargo South High School, graduated from the University of North Dakota with honors in Economics and Philosophy, and received his law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law.


Wrigley spent five years as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia before returning home to North Dakota in 1998. In 2001, Wrigley was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate as North Dakota’s 17th United States Attorney.


After stepping down as United States Attorney in 2009, Wrigley served as vice-president of a national Medicare and Medicaid contractor based in Fargo. He subsequently served as North Dakota’s 37th Lieutenant Governor, from December 2010 through December 2016. Wrigley returned to the private sector, serving in a senior advisory role for a regional healthcare, insurance, research, and philanthropic enterprise.


In 2019, Wrigley was nominated by President Donald J. Trump and confirmed by the United States Senate as North Dakota’s 19th United States Attorney, becoming the first North Dakotan to hold that office twice. He stepped down in 2021 and returned to the private sector, then becoming general counsel for his family’s industrial/mechanical/commercial contracting companies.


In November 2022, Wrigley was elected as North Dakota’s 30th Attorney General.


Drew and his wife, Kathleen live in Bismarck. They have three children, Quinn, Patrick, and Harper.

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