Hoeven Introduces Peter Welte at Senate Judiciary Hearing
Senator Calls for Swift Confirmation of Welte
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today introduced Peter Welte, the nominee to serve as the U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and called for swift confirmation of the nomination.
“Peter is an excellent choice to serve as North Dakota’s U.S. District Court Judge. He has a broad range of legal experience both in the public and private sectors, including 13 years of service as the State’s Attorney of Grand Forks County,” said Hoeven. “Peter has shown a strong commitment to the rule of law, which is a necessary characteristic for a judge. Based on his record, qualifications, and character, Peter’s nomination deserves broad support and swift confirmation.”
Welte has a broad range of legal experience both in the public and private sectors. He is currently in private practice, emphasizing in criminal defense and agricultural law, and is also serving a second term on the Board of Governors of the State Bar Association of North Dakota. From 2002 through 2015, Welte served as the State’s Attorney of Grand Forks County, the top prosecutor for the county. Welte received his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University in 1989 and graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1997.
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