Kelly Michael Armstrong (born October 8, 1976) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as the North Dakota State Senator from the 36th district from 2012 to 2018 and Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party from 2015 until 2018.
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from North Dakota's at-large district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Kevin Cramer|
|Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party|
June 6, 2015 – February 20, 2018
|Preceded by||Robert Harms|
|Succeeded by||Rick Berg|
|Member of the North Dakota Senate|
from the 36th district
December 1, 2012 – November 8, 2018
|Preceded by||George Nodland|
|Succeeded by||Jay Elkin|
Kelly Michael Armstrong
October 8, 1976
Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.
|Education||University of North Dakota (BA, JD)|
Early life and educationEdit
Armstrong graduated from Dickinson High School in 1995. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2001 and a Juris Doctor from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2003, after spending his first year of law school at the College of William & Mary. He is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity.
He previously served as the North Dakota State Senator from the 36th district from 2013 to 2018. He served as Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party from 2015 to 2018. The American Conservative Union gave him a rating of 71% in 2017.
U.S. House of RepresentativesEdit
2018 general electionEdit
In February 2018, Armstrong announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives. He was endorsed by the North Dakota Republican Party at its state party convention in April 2018. Armstrong won the election on November 6, 2018. He resigned his seat in the North Dakota Legislature on November 7, 2018. Armstrong took office in Congress in January 2019, replacing Kevin Cramer who was elected to the United States Senate.
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Oversight and Reform
- Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
- Friends of Norway Caucus(Co-Chair)
- Fire Services Caucus
- Air Force Caucus
- Coal Caucus
- Rural Broadband Caucus
- Northern Border Caucus
- National Guard and Reserve Caucus
- Caucus on Youth Sports
- Sportsmen's Caucus
|Republican||Tom Campbell (withdrawn)||17,692||26.85|
- "Kelly Armstrong's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- North Dakota New Members 2019, The Hill
- Grandstrand, Katherine (December 20, 2012). "District 36 representation: All Kelly Armstrong wanted was to get away, but Dickinson is home". The Dickinson Press. Archived from the original on June 22, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- "Senator Kelly M. Armstrong". Bismarck, North Dakota: North Dakota Legislature. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
- "Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson elected chair of ND Republican Party". Grand Forks Herald. June 6, 2015.
- Dura, Jack (February 22, 2018). "Armstrong joins packed House race". The Clarion-Ledger.
- Inc., Midwest Communications. "Armstrong wins GOP House endorsement". The Mighty 790 KFGO. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
- Johnson, Cheryl L. (February 28, 2019). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 2018". Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- Congressman Kelly Armstrong official U.S. House website
- Kelly Armstrong for Congress official campaign site
- Kelly Armstrong at Curlie
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at the Library of Congress
- Profile at the North Dakota Legislature
- Appearances on C-SPAN
|North Dakota Senate|
| Member of the North Dakota Senate
from the 36th district
|Party political offices|
| Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large congressional district
|U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)|
| United States Representatives by seniority