North Dakota House of Representatives District 4
|North Dakota House of Representatives District 4|
|Current incumbent||Kenton Onstad|
|Ethnicity||0.23% Black (Voting-Age), 1.84% Hispanic (Voting-Age)|
|Voting age||73.93% age 18 and over|
|Next election||November 8, 2016|
As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,650 civilians reside within North Dakota's fourth state house district. North Dakota state representatives represent an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.
About the office
Members of the North Dakota House of Representatives serve four-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Generally, members from even-numbered districts are elected in U.S. presidential election years (2012, 2008, 2004, etc.) and members from odd-numbered districts are elected in general election years offset by two years from U.S. presidential elections (2010, 2006, 2002, etc.). North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st. North Dakota legislators assume office December 1st.
Article 4, Section 5 of the North Dakota Constitution states: State Senators and Representatives must be, on the day of the election, qualified voters in the district from which they are chosen and a resident of the state for one year preceding election to office.
- See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries
As of 2013, members of the North Dakota Legislature are paid $152/day during legislative sessions and for attending interim committee meetings. Legislators receive lodging reimbursements up to $1,351/month (vouchered).
Under North Dakota law, any vacancy in the house is filled by the district committee of the political party that holds the seat. A replacement must be named within 21 days of the vacancy. If more than 828 days are left in the term, the appointed person must serve until the next general election when the Governor can call for a special election.
Elections for the office of North Dakota House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on June 12, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 13, 2012. Incumbents Kenton Onstad (D) and Glen Froseth (R) defeated Tom Conklin (D) in the general election. All three candidates were unopposed in the June 12 primary elections.
|North Dakota House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Kenton Onstad Incumbent||35.9%||3,279|
|Republican||Glen Froseth Incumbent||33.7%||3,079|
Since 2000, candidates for North Dakota House of Representatives District 4 have raised a total of $42,258. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $3,251 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.
|Campaign contributions, North Dakota House of Representatives District 4|
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- www.publicmapping.org/ "North Dakota 2010 Census Selected Statistics," accessed October 24, 2013
- U.S. Census Bureau, "Population Distribution and Change: 2000 to 2010," accessed January 6, 2014
- www.census.gov/, "Population in 2000 of the American states," accessed January 6, 2014
- NCSL.org, "2012 State Legislator Compensation and Per Diem Table," accessed March 18, 2013
- North Dakota Legislature, "North Dakota Century Code," accessed December 18, 2013(Referenced Statute 16.1-13-10 (1))
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 Primary results," accessed December 5, 2013
- Ohio Secretary of State, "2012 General election results," accessed December 5, 2013
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