David Andahl Biography — Wiki
David Andahl an American politician, rancher, land developer and driver who appears to have been elected to the state House but died October 5 after a battle with Covid-19.
The Republican candidate is projected to win one of two seats from among four candidates in the race for North Dakota’s 8th district. He received about 35.53% of the total votes, according to unofficial results from the state.
David Andahl’s death in October prompted questions
David Andahl’s death in October had prompted questions about what would happen were he to win the election in November. North Dakota’s attorney general issued an opinion stating that the district’s Republican Party would appoint a representative to fill his vacant seat,
Andahl, who was 55 years old, was announced dead on 10th October due to complications from coronavirus, in a statement on his campaign’s Facebook page last month:
“Our beloved son David passed away yesterday after a short battle with COVID-19. He was very cautious especially because he did have a few health challenges, but he was unable to fend off this disease.
We are heartbroken, and we ask that he be remembered not by how he died, but by how he lived.”
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Andahl was born in North Dakota
Andahl was born on October 30, 1964, in Bismarck, North Dakota to Ronald and Patricia Andahl and graduated from Century High School. He received his associate’s degree from Bismarck State College and studied animal science at North Dakota State University.
Andahl spent 16 years on the Burleigh County Planning and Zoning Commission, chairing that commission for eight years, according to CNN.
Andahl was a part of the Trump 2020 presidential campaign
Andahl defeated longtime incumbent state Rep. Jeff Delzer in a June primary, with endorsements from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and US Sen. Kevin Cramer.
“I’m joining the District 8 Republican Party and Governor Doug Burgum in endorsing David Andahl because we need more Trump Republicans in the State Legislature,” Cramer said.
“He has been a public servant for many years and was looking forward to the opportunity to serve in the state legislature,” his family said in a statement.
Andahl’s family thanked the supporters who had played a role in his bid for the state House.