Nathan Toman

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Nathan P. Toman
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North Dakota House of Representatives District 34
In office
December 1, 2012 - present
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$162/day
Per diemUp to $1,569/month for lodging
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sBismarck State College
Office website
Nathan P. Toman is a Republican member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 34. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Toman earned his A.A. from Bismarck State College in 2007. His professional experience includes working in information systems at Ducks Unlimited Inc.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Toman served on the following committees:

North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2015
Finance and Taxation
Political Subdivisions


In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Toman served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


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

  • Tax reform and controlled spending: "North Dakota is doing well now; however, we need make sure that we save for the future. I also feel it is necessary to make sure the citizens are benefiting from the current surplus."
  • Responsible use of ND resources: "North Dakota is doing well now; however, we need make sure that we save for the future. I also feel it is necessary to make sure the citizens are benefiting from the current surplus."
  • Strong and effective school systems: "There are many valuable resources in North Dakota. We can use those resources to ensure future prosperity and equity in North Dakota. It is also important that we are responsible with how we treat the land that we get these valuable resources from."
  • Family values: "Our children are the next generation. We need to make sure they have the necessary learning resources available. Our teachers are also important, they need to be heard and treated fairly."
  • Individual liberty: "The state must protect the rights of its citizens and not attempt to infringe on their liberties. Liberties including, but not limited to, education, work, and property."

Law enforcement drones

On January 21, 2013, Toman, fellow Representatives Rick Becker, Dick Anderson, Thomas Beadle, Joe Heilman, Curt Hofstad, David Monson, Karen Rohr, and Ben Hanson, and Senator Margaret Sitte introduced HB 1373 to restrict the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by law enforcement agencies. This bill would require agencies to receive a court warrant for any drone use, and such warrants would only be obtainable for felony investigations. Exceptions would be made for drones used to patrol the Canadian border, aid law enforcement agencies where there is "reasonable suspicion" that quick action is necessary, and evaluate damage during and after natural disasters. HB 1373 would also allow people injured by governmental violation of these restrictions to sue the offending law enforcement agencies. The bill would expressly prohibit surveillance by drones with lethal or non-lethal weapons, private surveillance of other private parties without informed consent, and surveillance of people exercising their constitutional rights of free speech and assembly.[3][4] On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.[5]



See also: North Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Toman ran in the 2012 election for North Dakota House District 34. Toman and incumbent Todd K. Porter defeated incumbent Rae Ann Kelsch in the Republican primary on June 12. They went on to defeated Lori Furaus and Sid Kadrmas in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

North Dakota House of Representatives, District 34 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTodd Porter Incumbent 32.7% 3,954
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNathan Toman 29.7% 3,594
     Democratic Lori Furaus 20.5% 2,483
     Democratic Sid Kadrmas 17.1% 2,071
Total Votes 12,102
North Dakota House of Representatives District 34 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTodd K. Porter Incumbent 44.7% 1,916
Green check mark transparent.pngNathan P. Toman 35.7% 1,529
Rae Ann Kelsch Incumbent 19.6% 839
Total Votes 4,284

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Toman is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Toman raised a total of $3,051 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 29, 2013.[8]

Nathan Toman's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Dakota State House, District 34 Won $3,051
Grand Total Raised $3,051


Toman won election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Toman raised a total of $3,051.


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In 2013, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly was in session from January 8 to May 4. In 2014, the 63rd North Dakota Legislative Assembly did not hold a regular session.

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Toman and his wife, Jessica, have four children. They currently reside in Mandan, North Dakota.[1]

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