Hoeven: Peter Welte Confirmed to be U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota
WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Peter Welte to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota. Earlier this year, Hoeven introduced Welte at his confirmation hearing and has worked to move his nomination through the Senate.
“We are pleased that the Senate has now confirmed Peter Welte to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for North Dakota,” said Hoeven. “Peter has the right background for this very important position, and he brings a wealth of experience to the bench, having served as the State’s Attorney for Grand Forks County for over a decade.”
Welte has a broad range of legal experience both in the public and private sectors. He is in private practice, emphasizing in criminal defense and agricultural law, and also is 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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