State Representative (ND-31, Seat 1)

Next Election

Nov 08, 2022

Filing Window

Jan 02, 2022 - Sep 05, 2022


The North Dakota House of Representatives comprises the lower house of the bicameral North Dakota State Legislature. There are 94 representatives within the house, each of whom represents about 7,200 residents from their respective districts. The Speaker of the House serves as the leader of the House and must be chosen by the majority party caucus, then elected by the rest of the House. It is the speaker’s responsibility manage the floor and set the legislative agenda. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, and allocating spending. There are 14 standing committees within the house ranging from Appropriations, to Education, to Transportation. Each representative serves on or leads various committees within the house. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. Each representative serves a four-year term, with no term limits. The salary of this position is $148 per day, in addition to per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three steps: 1) Contact the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the correct candidacy filing paperwork. 2) Complete the required candidacy paperwork including: certification of nomination, affidavit of candidacy, nominating petitions if you are running as an independent and the appropriate campaign finance forms. File these papers with the appropriate filing officer. If you plan to run for a partisan position please contact your local party office for further instructions. 3) Submit the filing paperwork with the stipulated amount of signatures to the North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections. The amount of signatures varies by office. The filing deadline for independent candidates is the 64th day before the general election in November (if the 64th day before the general election falls on Labor Day, the deadline will be the following business day). Candidates may not circulate petitions earlier than 150 days from when they are due. The North Dakota Secretary of State Division of Elections is the point of contact for any questions or concerns you may have. The Division of Elections can be reached at (701) 328-4146. Additionally, the North Dakota Elections Calendar can be found here:

Submit application to:
North Dakota Secretary of State, 600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108, Bismarck, ND, 58505, US