|Nathan P. Toman|
|North Dakota House of Representatives District 34|
|December 1, 2012 - present|
|December 1, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Per diem||Up to $1,569/month for lodging|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Associate's||Bismarck State College|
Toman earned his A.A. from Bismarck State College in 2007. His professional experience includes working in information systems at Ducks Unlimited Inc.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Toman served on the following committees:
|North Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Political Subdivisions|
Toman's campaign website highlighted the following issues:
- 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. On January 28, the Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on the bill.
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.
|North Dakota House of Representatives District 34 Republican Primary, 2012|
|Todd K. Porter Incumbent||44.7%||1,916|
|Nathan P. Toman||35.7%||1,529|
|Rae Ann Kelsch Incumbent||19.6%||839|
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.
|Nathan Toman's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Dakota State House, District 34||$3,051|
|Grand Total Raised||$3,051|
2012Toman won election to the North Dakota State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Toman raised a total of $3,051.
|North Dakota State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nathan Toman's campaign in 2012|
|Gleason, Alan & Leslie||$800|
|North Dakota Association of Realtors||$700|
|North Dakota Petroleum Council||$450|
|Total Raised in 2012||$3,051|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Toman and his wife, Jessica, have four children. They currently reside in Mandan, North Dakota.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Biography of Rep. Nathan Toman," accessed May 23, 2014
- Official campaign website, "Platform," accessed June 1, 2012 (timed out)(Dead link)
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "Text of HB 1373," accessed May 22, 2014
- Associated Press, "North Dakota lawmaker wants limits on drone use," January 6, 2013
- North Dakota Legislative Assembly, "Bill Actions for HB 1373," accessed May 22, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- North Dakota Secretary of State, "2012 General Election results," accessed May 13, 2014
- followthemoney.org, "Toman, Nathan," accessed May 29, 2013
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