|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)|
Kelly Michael Armstrong (born October 8, 1976) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he 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.
Early life and education
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.
Armstrong 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 Representatives
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 November 6 election with 60.2% of the vote. He resigned his seat in the North Dakota Legislature on November 7 and took office in Congress in January 2019, replacing Kevin Cramer, who was elected to the United States Senate.
Armstrong ran for reelection and won on November 3, with 68.96% of the vote.
Armstrong was one of seven Republicans who did not support their colleagues' efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 presidential election on January 6, 2021. These seven signed a letter that, while giving credence to election fraud allegations made by President Donald Trump, said Congress did not have the authority to influence the election's outcome.
- Committee on the Judiciary
- Committee on Oversight and Reform
- Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
- Select Committee on the January 6 Attack
- 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 Study Committee
|Republican||Tom Campbell (withdrawn)||17,692||26.85|
|Republican||Kelly Armstrong (incumbent)||245,229||68.96%|
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- North Dakota New Members 2019, The Hill
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- "OFFICIAL (WITHOUT RECOUNTS) 2020 GENERAL ELECTION RESULTS: Representative in Congress". North Dakota Election Officials. Retrieved November 17, 2020.
- Budryk, Zack (January 3, 2021). "Coalition of 7 conservative House Republicans says they won't challenge election results". The Hill. Retrieved January 3, 2021.
- "Membership". Republican Study Committee. 2017-12-06. Retrieved 2021-03-28.
- 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.
- "Statewide Election Results". North Dakota Secretary of State. 2020-11-12.
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- 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