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Kelly Armstrong
Kelly Armstrong.jpg
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
In office
June 6, 2015 – February 20, 2018
Preceded byRobert Harms
Succeeded by Rick Berg
Member of the North Dakota Senate
from the 36th district
In office
December 1, 2012 – November 8, 2018
Preceded byGeorge Nodland
Succeeded byJay Elkin
Personal details
Born
Kelly Michael Armstrong

(1976-10-08) October 8, 1976 (age 42)
Dickinson, North Dakota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Kjersti Høiby
Children2
Education University of North Dakota ( BA, JD)
Website House website

Kelly Michael Armstrong [1] (born October 8, 1976) [2] is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district since 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party.

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. [3]

Career

He previously served as the North Dakota State Senator from the 36th district from 2013 to 2018. [4] He served as Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party from 2015 to 2018. [5]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2018 General election

In February 2018, Armstrong announced his candidacy for the United States House of Representatives. [6] He was endorsed by the North Dakota Republican Party at its state party convention in April 2018. [7] 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.

Tenure

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

  • 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

Electoral History

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kelly Armstrong 37,054 56.23
Republican Tom Campbell (withdrawn) 17,692 26.85
Republican Tiffany Abentroth 5,877 8.92
Republican Paul Schaffner 5,203 7.90
Republican Write-Ins 75 0.11
Total votes 65,901 100.00
North Dakota's at-large congressional district, 2018 [8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Kelly Armstrong 193,568 60.20% -8.93%
Democratic-NPL Mac Schneider 114,377 35.57% +11.82%
Independent Charles Tuttle 13,066 4.06% N/A
n/a Write-ins 521 0.16% N/A
Total votes 321,532 100.0% N/A
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ "Kelly Armstrong's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Grandstrand, Katherine (December 20, 2012). "District 36 representation: All Kelly Armstrong wanted was to get away, but Dickinson is home". The Dickinson Press.
  4. ^ "Senator Kelly M. Armstrong". Bismarck, North Dakota: North Dakota Legislature. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sen. Kelly Armstrong of Dickinson elected chair of ND Republican Party". Grand Forks Herald. June 6, 2015.
  6. ^ Dura, Jack (February 22, 2018). "Armstrong joins packed House race". The Clarion-Ledger.
  7. ^ Inc., Midwest Communications. "Armstrong wins GOP House endorsement". The Mighty 790 KFGO. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  8. ^ 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.

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North Dakota Senate
Preceded by
George Nodland
Member of the North Dakota Senate
from the 36th district

2012–2018
Succeeded by
Jay Elkin
Party political offices
Preceded by
Robert Harms
Chair of the North Dakota Republican Party
2015–2018
Succeeded by
Jim Poolman
Acting
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Kevin Cramer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's at-large congressional district

2019–present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Colin Allred
United States Representatives by seniority
349th
Succeeded by
Cindy Axne