Nathan Dahm

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Nathan Dahm
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Oklahoma State Senate District 33
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
November 23, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$153/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits12 years total in legislature
Personal
ProfessionManager/Self-employed
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Nathan Dahm is a Republican member of the of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

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.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dahm served on the following committees:

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Commerce
Finance
General Government
Veterans and Military Affairs

Issues

Campaign themes

Dahm's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[2]

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."

Balanced Budget

  • 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."

Education Reform

  • 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."

Lower Taxes

  • 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."

Pro Life

  • 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."

Gun legislation

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. If Dahm's legislation is passed by the Oklahoma State Legislature, the bill would go into effect on November 1, 2014.[3][4]

Elections

2012

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.[5][6][7][8]

Oklahoma State Senate District 33 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTim Wright (advanced to runoff) 37.7% 2,410
Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Dahm (advanced to runoff) 35.8% 2,284
Don P. Little 19.6% 1,252
Cliff Johns 6.9% 441
Total Votes 6,387

Campaign donors

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.[9]

Nathan Dahm's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Oklahoma State Senate, District 33 Won $41,980
Grand Total Raised $41,980

2012

Nathan 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
Short, Tom$3,000
Dahm, Travis$3,000
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association$2,500
Dahm, Nathan$2,250
Total Raised in 2012$41,980
Source:Follow the Money

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2013-2014

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Tom Adelson (D)
Oklahoma State Senate District 33
2012–present
Succeeded by
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