District 8 candidate dies
Death attributed to COVID-19
A candidate for the N.D. House of Representatives died Monday, reportedly from COVID-19 complications.
David Andahl, who is one of two candidates for the House that secured the party nomination for the 2020 election, reportedly died on Monday after battling the virus for the past week. He was 55.
Andahl and Dave Nehring, first time candidates in the race, defeated incumbent Jeff Delzer for a spot on next month’s ballot.
It is unclear how Andahl’s death will affect the election in November, but Secretary of State Al Jaeger has confirmed that due to early voting already being in process, it is too late to replace Andahl on the ballot.