BISMARCK, ND - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has appointed Troy Seibel as Chief Deputy Attorney General, effective December 1, 2016. Seibel will take over from current Chief Deputy Thomas L. Trenbeath, who is retiring at the end of this month after ten years with the Attorney General’s office.
“Tom has served in this capacity with distinction, and has earned a well-deserved retirement,” said Stenehjem.
Seibel was appointed North Dakota's Commissioner of Labor by Governor Jack Dalrymple in September 2014. As Labor Commissioner, Troy oversees the North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights, which is responsible for the enforcement and education of North Dakota's labor, human rights and housing laws.
“Troy has a great combination of practical expertise, managerial skills, and a historical knowledge. His familiarity with the operations of this office and state government will allow a smooth transition and enable him quickly get up to speed as we prepare for the upcoming legislative session, said Stenehjem.
“In taking over from Tom Trenbeath, I have big shoes to fill, but I look forward to being back in the Attorney General’s office and to serving the people of North Dakota in my new role, said Seibel.
Prior to his appointment, Troy was an assistant attorney general with the North Dakota Attorney General's office, where he served as legal counsel for the department and handled employment matters for various state agencies. Before joining the Attorney General's office, Troy was in private practice for 11 years.
A native of Minot, Troy received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Dakota and a J.D. from the University of Denver. Troy and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters.