"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Governments first duty is the protect the people, not run their lives."
75th Assembly District
Paid for by Armstrong for State Assembly
Romaine Quinn, Treasurer
Since 2013, Dave has been working to grow the local economy as the Executive Director of the Barron County Economic Development Corporation. His work has helped Barron County to be ranked 6th among the fastest-growing counties in Wisconsin in terms of business investment by SmartAsset.com. Armstrong also led efforts to assist entrepreneurs to start new businesses, introduced an economic gardening initiative to help existing businesses to grow, championed additional workforce training programs and led the initiative to address the acute housing shortage in the area. These efforts assist all residents, businesses and municipalities in the region.
Armstrong has been heavily involved in the community previously serving two-terms on the Rice Lake City Council. He’s currently President of the Rice Lake Cable Commission, a member of the Rice Lake Utility Commission and Rice Lake Tourism Commission, Rice Lake Chamber of Commerce board member, past President and current member of the Law Enforcement Foundation of Barron County and volunteer mentor at Rice Lake High school.
In addition to his service in local government and community groups, Dave was successful in the private sector, starting two different companies in the medical field which he later sold. He also served as the Vice President of Substance Abuse Services for Healthcomp Evaluation Services Corporation then ClinNet Services LLC.
“I am running for Assembly to make sure we keep Wisconsin on the right track and to assure rural Wisconsin is not forgotten. As a state, we’ve made positive reforms, but there’s still more work to do,” added Armstrong. “We must continue addressing the issue of affordable and accessible healthcare, rural broadband access, strengthening our schools, helping individuals to start and expand small businesses, additional housing and helping to create vibrant communities. With my background in both the private sector and local government, I have the experience necessary to find ways to work together and get the job done.”
Dave lives in Rice Lake with his wife Janell. They have four grown children and 3 grand children who reside in Wisconsin, Minnesota and New York. Their youngest currently serves in the Marine Corps. Dave is an avid sportsman and is active in both his church and the community.