Douglas Toomer

State Senator Legislative District 35

Biography & Background

Doug Toomer, a fifth generation Idahoan, retired from a 40-year career with the Idaho National Laboratory in 2016. While he and his wife, Cindy, had planned for a quiet and leisurely retirement, troubling events both nationally and statewide intervened. Concerned with the rapid erosion of liberties he was witnessing, Doug started Stand Up for Idaho, a nonpartisan citizens’ organization that advocates for the rights and liberties of all Idahoans.

As Doug and Cindy worked to grow Stand Up for Idaho, they became increasingly aware of additional problems facing Idahoans; overreach of both the state and federal governments, unconstitutionally closing small businesses, unconstitutionally forcing mandates on citizens, parental rights being stomped on, and rampant corruption throughout the state legislature heightened their concern.

After many hours of thought and discussion, they decided that Doug should run for the Idaho Senate, where he would be able to directly influence legislation to protect Idahoans and their rights.

Doug and Cindy have been married for over 42 years and have two wonderful children, Jason and Kellie, and one wonderful daughter-in-law, Alison.

Top 3 Issues:

1. Stop Government Overreach Government is overstepping its authority in numerous ways, the most recent obvious being the unconstitutionally closing small businesses and churches, unconstitutionally forcing mandates on citizens, unconstitutionally separating family members from one another, just to name a few. We are a free nation and a free state and we must stand up against tyranny and stop these unconstitutional acts!
2. Stop Government Growth Government at all levels has grown out of control, not only causing taxes to increase, but they are also taking our Rights away. The federal government has become notorious for the ‘strings’ it attached to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) funds. Many local and state government agencies have recklessly accepted these funds without consideration of the strings, many of which result in a direct assault on our Rights. We need to wean ourselves off federal funding and the strings.
3. Support Small Business Small business is the backbone of our state, nation, and our independence. However, countless small businesses were significantly harmed or permanently closed because of government actions associated with Covid-19. However, ‘big’ businesses were allowed to stay open and thrive. This is unacceptable! Steps must be taken to protect small businesses from future harm.

Integrity in Affiliation

Submission: Yes

“I have read the Idaho Constitution and the Idaho Republican Party Platform. I support the Idaho Republican Platform and accept it as the standard by which my performance as a candidate and as an officeholder should be evaluated. I certify that I am not a candidate, officer, delegate or position holder in any party other than the Republican Party.”

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