Three-way Republican race set up for North Dakota District 8 House endorsements

Two Republican newcomers are competing with a top member of North Dakota’s Legislature for their district party’s endorsements for two House seats.

Rep. Jeff Delzer, R-Underwood, told the Tribune on Wednesday that he plans to run for another term. Rep. Vernon Laning, R-Bismarck, said he’s not seeking a third term and plans to enjoy retirement, spend time with family and travel.


Dave Nehring and David Andahl both announced their candidacies on Tuesday and endorsed each other. Nehring owns a habitat planting business. Andahl is a rancher north of Bismarck. Each has held positions on local government boards.


District 8 encompasses a large area at the center of the state, north of Bismarck.