DICKINSON, N.D. – Kelly Armstrong, today, announced his intention to seek the Republican Party’s endorsement for North Dakota’s seat in the United States House of Representatives. Armstrong, a Dickinson area attorney and businessman, currently serves in the North Dakota Senate. He recently stepped down as Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party to devote his efforts to this race.
“I am running for Congress because I believe that North Dakota needs a fighter serving us in the House of Representatives,” said Armstrong. “We need a true conservative representing us who can work with President Trump and get things done for North Dakota.”
In his announcement, Armstrong supported efforts of the Trump Administration and Republicans in Washington, D.C. but said that there is much more to do. “The federal government has bloated to an unsustainable level,” said Armstrong. “Washington bureaucracy continues to pump out regulation that stifles business, infringes on our states’ rights, and costs our taxpayers dearly.”
As a leader in the North Dakota Senate, Armstrong has successfully passed legislation on a wide range of issues important to the state including surge funding during the oil boom, DUI reform, and legislation passed during the DAPL protests to ensure law enforcement had the tools they needed to protect North Dakota residents. Armstrong also authored and passed legislation during the last session to protect local agricultural implement dealers from unfair demands by national manufacturers that threatened their livelihoods.
Kelly and his wife Kjersti met during their time at the University of North Dakota. After starting their careers in Grand Forks, the couple moved to Dickinson in 2007 to be closer to family. They have two children, Anna and Eli.
Armstrong concluded his remarks today by saying, “North Dakota is our home. I have worked hard to make it a better place. I will go to work every day to defend our jobs, our values and our way of life. I’ve always been a fighter. I am not afraid to confront these challenges head on.”