|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.
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 was a partner at Reichert Armstrong, with offices in Grand Forks and Dickinson, before his Congressional election. He served as the North Dakota State Senator from the 36th district from 2013 to 2018 and chaired the North Dakota Republican Party from 2015 to 2018. The American Conservative Union gave him a rating of 71% in 2017.
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.
|Republican||Tom Campbell (withdrawn)||17,692||26.85|
|Republican||Kelly Armstrong (incumbent)||245,229||68.96%|