|Oklahoma State Senate District 33|
|November 23, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Term limits||12 years total in legislature|
His professional experience includes working as a missionary in Romania, designing and managing a bible school campus in Romania, and serving on the Tulsa County Republican Party and the Tulsa Area Republican Assembly.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dahm served on the following committees:
|Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Commerce|
|• General Government|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
Dahm's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
The Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "For too long this God-given right to self-defense has been infringed upon by all levels of government. This right needs to be protected rather than infringed upon, and it should start at the state level with our Legislature doing everything in their power to guarantee this right to the People of Oklahoma."
- Excerpt: "We need to make sure that our state has and maintains a balanced budget, including finances in reserve for the rainy day fund. This surplus fund should be kept only for emergencies, such as ice storms, tornados, etc. and not to finance special interest projects or any mismanaged items that should be included in the regular budgeting process."
- Excerpt: "While an education is guaranteed in the Oklahoma State Constitution, we need to take a more balanced and free-market approach to education, rather than a one-size-fits-all government solution. More of the money allocated for education needs to go directly to classrooms, and less of it should go to bureaucrats. We should also look at consolidation, charter schools, and other efforts to put our education funds to better use. And we need to allow parents to take on their rightful roles as head of the family unit to decide what form of education is best for their children and family as a whole."
- Excerpt: "We should work towards lowering and eliminating the state income tax to alleviate the people of Oklahoma from excessive taxation as we work to lower other taxes as well."
- Excerpt: "Our federal and state governments have both been implicit in allowing the depriving of life for millions of unborn children. The life of the unborn is precious, and our state Legislature should do everything within its power to protect that life and guarantee it the equal protection of our laws."
On January 23, 2014, Dahm introduced Senate Bill 1473, also known as the Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act, which would allow adults to carry firearms anywhere that is allowed by law, but does not require a gun license to do so. Dahm went on Piers Morgan's CNN show on January 27, 2014, where he was invited to debate his bill with the gun control supporter. The bill was adjourned sine die. If Dahm's legislation would have been passed by the Oklahoma State Legislature, the bill would have gone into effect on November 1, 2014.
- See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2012
Dahm ran in the 2012 election for Oklahoma Senate District 33. Dahm and Tim Wright advanced to the August 28 primary runoff. Dahm defeated Tim Wright in the Republican runoff primary on August 28, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Oklahoma State Senate District 33 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Tim Wright (advanced to runoff)||37.7%||2,410|
|Nathan Dahm (advanced to runoff)||35.8%||2,284|
|Don P. Little||19.6%||1,252|
Comprehensive donor information for Nathan Dahm is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Nathan Dahm raised a total of $41,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 15, 2013.
|Nathan Dahm's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Oklahoma State Senate, District 33||$41,980|
|Grand Total Raised||$41,980|
2012Nathan Dahm won election to the Oklahoma State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Nathan Dahm raised a total of $41,980.
|Oklahoma State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nathan Dahm's campaign in 2012|
|Oklahoma Conservative PAC||$5,000|
|Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$41,980|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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In 2013, the 54th Oklahoma State Legislature, first session, was in session from February 4 to May 24. In 2014, the Oklahoma State Legislature, second session, was in session from February 3 to May 23.
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- nathandahm.com, "About," accessed May 27, 2014
- nathandahm.com, "Issues," accessed May 27, 2014
- piersmorgan.blogs.cnn.com, "Piers Morgan welcomes the senator who used his name in a pro-gun bill," accessed January 28, 2014
- LegiScan, "Oklahoma Senate Bill 1473," accessed November 2, 2014
- kfor.com, "Oklahoma senator proposes 'Piers Morgan' bill, creates clash with CNN host," accessed January 28, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Candidates for State Elective Office 2012," April 13, 2012
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Primary Election Results— June 26, 2012," July 6, 2012
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "Runoff Primary Election Results— August 28, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
- Oklahoma State Election Board, "General Election Results— November 6, 2012," accessed May 25, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Dahm, Nathan," accessed July 15, 2013
Tom Adelson (D)
|Oklahoma State Senate District 33
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