Nathan Dahm

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Nathan Ryan Dahm
Dahm bio.jpg
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 33rd district
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Tom Adelson
Personal details
Born c. 1983
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Alma mater Homeschooling
Occupation Businessman

Nathan Ryan Dahm (born c. 1983) is a businessman from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, who is a Republican member of the Oklahoma State Senate. First elected in District 33 in 2012, he is term-limited in 2024.

Early life[edit]

Dahm graduated from A Beka Christian Academy Home School in 2001. His work history includes engineering technician, dean of a school, and producer. He is currently the owner of a cleaning company.[1]

Political career[edit]

Despite coming in narrowly under the top candidate in the Republican primary election, Dahm won the runoff election and did not face a Democratic opponent in the general election.[2] He assumed office in November 2012.

Dahm introduced numerous gun bills for the 2013 legislative session, including a bill penalizing the enforcement of federal government gun restrictions in Oklahoma and a bill contradicting a federal ban on guns in schools.[3] In 2014, Dahm introduced the "Piers Morgan Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms Without Infringement Act" which would allow firearms to be openly carried without a permit.[4] Talk show host Morgan invited him onto Piers Morgan Live to debate the legislation.[5]

Dahm also sponsored legislation in the Senate to penalize the enforcement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Oklahoma.[6]

Dahm sponsored legislation in the Oklahoma Senate that would subject physicians performing abortions to felony charges and revocation of their medical licenses. It passed the Senate, 33-12, on May 19, 2016.[7][8] The bill was quickly vetoed by Republican Governor Mary Fallin, who cited ambiguity in the wording.

On May 5, 2017, Dahm announced his candidacy for Representative of Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nathan Dahm's Biography, Votesmart.org. (accessed April 20, 2013)
  2. ^ Primary Election Results, Clarityelections.com. (accessed April 20, 2013)
  3. ^ Krehbiel, Randy. "Bill would defy federal guns law," Tulsa World, January 18, 2013.
  4. ^ OK SB1473 | 2014 | Regular Session | LegiScan
  5. ^ Gold, Hadas (January 23, 2014). "State Sen. proposes 'Piers Morgan' gun bill". Politico. 
  6. ^ Greene, Wayne. "Bills seek opposite health law demands," Tulsa World, January 26, 2013.
  7. ^ Oklahoma passes bill that would subject abortion physicians to felony charges
  8. ^ "Bill Pulls Licenses of aborton doctors", San Antonio Express-News, May 20, 2016, p. A9
  9. ^ "Oklahoma State Sen. Nathan Dahm to Run for 1st District Seat", "U.S. News and World Report", May 5, 2017

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