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June 28. 2021

Durst Responds to State Board Policy Change

Read the release here.

January 29. 2021

Empower Parents in Education Act Introduced
Boise - The Idaho House of Representatives introduced the Empower Parents in Education Act as House Bill 62, which was authored by Republican state superintendent candidate, Branden Durst.
"It is far past time that we empower parents in education and that is what this act does. I'll be producing a series of videos in the next few weeks that explain what it would do and how it would benefit students, parents and the state of Idaho." Durst said.
The Act would modernize Idaho's antiquated school funding formula and provide parents with additional choice so that dollars follow students. All at the same time by increasing or maintaining the current per pupil appropriation to over 95 percent of all public school districts in Idaho.

January 25, 2021

State Senator Christy Zito Endorses Durst

Mountain Home - District 23 state Senator Christy Zito announced her decision to endorse Branden Durst for state superintendent.


"Branden Durst has an excellent vision for the education of the children of our state. His fresh ideas will ensure that the money will be in the classroom and follow the child. Education sees a bright future, and our children will benefit."

Zito, who served two terms in the House before being elected to state Senate, represents Elmore, Owyhee and part of Twin Falls Counties.

January 25, 2021

District 33 Chair, Bryan Zollinger Endorses Durst

Idaho Falls - District 33 GOP Chairman and former state Representative, Bryan Zollinger has endorsed Branden Durst for state superintendent.

"As a parent, former school board member and state legislator, I know how important parents are in a child's education. Eastern Idaho families deserve someone who will listen to them first, not as an afterthought. We also need someone who will fight to end common core. That's why I am proud to endorse Branden Durst to be our next state superintendent."

Zollinger is served three terms in the Idaho House and also previously served as a board trustee for District 91 in Idaho Falls. He is currently the chair for the GOP's 33 Legislative District.