Mitch Toryanski

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Mitch Toryanski
Member of the Idaho Senate
from District 18
In office
December 1, 2010 – December 1, 2012
Preceded byKate Kelly
Succeeded byBranden Durst
Personal details
Born (1958-05-01) May 1, 1958 (age 61)
St. Paul, Minnesota
Political partyRepublican

Mitch Toryanski (born May 1, 1958) was a Republican member of the Idaho Senate representing District 18 from 2010 to 2012. Toryanski is married to Kim Wherry Toryanski and is a father to three children.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Toryanski is an alumnus of the United States Military Academy, the United States Army War College and The American University. He also studied Russian at the Defense Language Institute.

Toryanski served in the United States Army from 1976 to 1992, the United States Army Reserve from 1992 to 1996, and the Idaho Army National Guard from 1996 to 2010.

As a lawyer he has worked in private practice and served as an Idaho deputy Attorney General and as a deputy Ada County prosecutor.[1] [2]



Idaho Senate seat vacated by Kate Kelly.

Toryanski defeated Robert N. Lauritsen and Dean E. Sorensen by 46.6% of the vote in the Republican Primary.[3]

Toryanski defeated Democratic state representative Branden Durst in the general election by 103 votes.[4]


Toryanski was unopposed in the Republican Primary.[5]

Toryanski lost to Branden Durst in the general election earning 46.5% of the vote.[6]


In December 2013, Toryanski announced his campaign to run for Idaho Secretary of State.[7]

He and two others lost to Lawerence Denney in the Republican primary, only getting 15.7% of the vote.[8]


Toryanski was a member of the following committees:

  • Joint Finance and Appropriations
  • Finance
  • Education


He is a member of;


  1. ^ a b "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-13. Retrieved 2016-06-10.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "2010 Primary Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  4. ^ "2010 General Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  5. ^ "2012 Primary Results legislative". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  6. ^ "2012 General Results Legislative". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  7. ^ "Otter, McGrane, Toryanski, Woodings among earlier filers for 2014 Idaho election » Idaho Statesman Blogs". Retrieved 2017-04-24.
  8. ^ "Statewide Totals". Retrieved 2017-04-24.

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