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North Dakota House of Representatives District 4

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North Dakota House of Representatives District 4
Current incumbentKenton Onstad Democratic Party
Glen Froseth Republican Party
Ethnicity0.23% Black (Voting-Age), 1.84% Hispanic (Voting-Age)
Voting age73.93% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
North Dakota's fourth state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Kenton Onstad and Republican Representative Glen Froseth.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 13,650 civilians reside within North Dakota's fourth state house district.[1] North Dakota state representatives represent an average of 14,310 residents, as of the 2010 Census.[2] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 13,664 residents.[3]

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).[4]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

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.[5]



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[6][7]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenton Onstad Incumbent 35.9% 3,279
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Froseth Incumbent 33.7% 3,079
     Democratic Tom Conklin 30.4% 2,781
Total Votes 9,139

Campaign contributions

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
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $18,550 3 $6,183
2008 $13,975 3 $4,658
2004 $4,425 3 $1,475
2000 $5,308 4 $1,327
Total $42,258 13 $3,251

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