North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of the North Dakota House of Representatives were held on November 4, 2008.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was April 11, 2008. The primary Election Day was June 10, 2008.


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.

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in North Dakota in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2012 97 $437,249
2010 87 $428,028
2008 91 $403,833
2006 91 $303,682
2004 93 $194,667
2002 98 $166,920
2000 101 $68,474

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to the 91 House candidates was $406,833. The top 10 contributors were:[2]

2008 Donors, North Dakota House of Representatives
Donor Amount
Boilermakers Local 647 $29,900
North Dakota Republican Party $28,200
North Dakota Republican House Caucus $24,500
Lignite Energy Council $19,000
North Dakota Democratic-NPL House Caucus $16,800
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives $15,541
North Dakota Association of Telecommunications Cooperatives $15,050
North Dakota Petroleum Council $14,650
House Republican Caucus of North Dakota $12,575
Dak PAC $12,500