|North Dakota State Senate District 36|
|December 1, 2012 - present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||University of North Dakota|
|J.D.||UND School of Law|
|Place of birth||Dickinson, ND|
|Profession||Attorney - Partner, Reichert Armstrong Law|
Armstrong earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of North Dakota and his J.D. from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Armstrong is currently an attorney and partner at Reichert Armstrong Law.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Armstrong served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
Armstrong ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota Senate District 36. Armstrong ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 12. She defeated Rich Brauhn in the general which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Dakota State Senate, District 36, General Election, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Armstrong is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Armstrong raised a total of $20,750 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 30, 2013.
|Kelly Armstrong's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Dakota State Senate, District 36||$20,750|
|Grand Total Raised||$20,750|
2012Armstrong won election to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $20,750.
|North Dakota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Kelly Armstrong's campaign in 2012|
|TN Jordan Jr.||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$20,750|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In January 2014, Armstrong questioned the statutory authority of the North Dakota State Industrial Commission to create “special places” exceptions for oil development and advocated for the commission to bring its proposals for a vote to the state legislature. The “special places” exceptions include a proposed list of North Dakota locations in which energy development would face stricter regulatory scrutiny. In a letter to the commission, Armstrong expressed his disapproval of the policy. “Often in North Dakota we condemn regulatory overreach from Federal Agencies,” Armstrong wrote. “Indeed, I have listened as members of this commission have given speeches railing against the overbearing tactics of the EPA and the U.S. Forest Service. However, it appears by the creation of this rule, we are saying that regulatory overreach is fine, as long as it is a North Dakota regulatory agency initiating the rule.” Armstrong was joined by State Representative Roscoe Streyle and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring in opposition to the new regulations. Streyle said he agreed with Armstrong’s letter, saying that the commission should bring the matter to the state legislature for approval.
Armstrong and his wife, Kjersti, have two children. They currently reside in Dickinson, North Dakota.
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- Profile from the North Dakota State Senate
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election Contest/Candidate List," accessed April 25, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Armstrong, Kelly" Accessed May 30, 2013
- WatchDog.org "Legislator: North Dakota commission lacks authority for ‘special places’ designations," January 21, 2014
- Ndbussinesswatch.com "Kelly Michael Armstrong," Accessed September 20, 2012
George Nodland (R)
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