Spotlight: North Dakota AG Wayne Stenehjem

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Launching the state’s sex offender website to provide parents and other concerned citizens with access to information.
  2. Introducing an online Identity Theft program, designed to provide North Dakota victims with “one click” access to all the information and forms necessary to document an identity theft.
  3. Establishing the state’s Do Not Call

Professional background: Wayne Stenehjem is serving his sixth term as attorney general, having been first elected in 2000. He was elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives in 1976, where he served for two terms. In 1980 he was elected to the North Dakota Senate where he served for twenty years. AG Stenehjem served on the Judiciary Committee throughout his tenure in the state Senate and was Chairman from 1995-2000.

Education: AG Stenehjem received a B.A. from the University of North Dakota, and his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Personal: AG Stenehjem is married to Beth Bakke Stenehjem, and they have one son. He is the brother of North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Bob Stenehjem (1952–2011) and former North Dakota House of Representatives member Allan Stenehjem.