BISMARCK, N.D. — Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says he will seek re-election to the post he has held since 2000.

Stenehjem is a former Grand Forks lawyer and state legislator. He is running for his sixth term as North Dakota’s top law enforcement officer.

Stenehjem says that during his tenure he has focused on combatting human trafficking, crimes against children and the elderly, protecting consumers from fraud, and fighting the illegal drug trade.

Democrats do not have a declared challenger at present.

Stenehjem lost to Gov. Doug Burgum in the Republican primary for governor in 2016.