Candidate in high-profile North Dakota House race dies; ballot can’t be altered

BISMARCK — A Republican candidate for the North Dakota House of Representatives died Monday, Oct. 5, a month out from Election Day and with no way to replace his name on the November ballot.

Multiple representatives from the North Dakota Republican Party confirmed the death of David Andahl, a candidate in the high-profile District 8 House race, to The Forum on Monday evening. They noted Andahl’s death was sudden but said they could not provide any additional information on the cause of his death.

North Dakota National Committeewoman Lori Hinz expressed condolences to Andahl’s family. “It’s just shocking and sad,” she said. “I’m just very sad for his family.”