Branden Durst, state Senate candidate in South and Southeast Boise’s Dist. 18 picked up an endorsement from Michael Lanza and Sue Lovelace, co-chairs of the recent successful Boise School District levy campaign.
Lanza, the chair of Vote No on Propositions 1, 2, 3, the campaign to defeat the Luna laws said, “Branden Durst is a passionate advocate for public schools and an ardent opponent of the Luna laws, which restrict local control of schools and impose an unfunded state mandate requiring that all Idaho students take unproven online courses to graduate from high school. Branden is the kind of voice for positive change that we need in the state Senate, and he's in a critical race against an incumbent who voted for the Luna laws — despite overwhelming opposition from his constituents. I urge all parents and anyone who cares about public schools to support and vote for Branden Durst for Senate from District 18."
“Branden fought for our schools and the levy and I'm confident he will continue to keep appropriate school funding a priority,” said Lovelace, who lives in Dist. 18.
“I am thankful to be endorsed by two important voices for education. There is so much at stake in this election and I hope that all District 18 residents are aware of the clear contrast between me and my opponent on the issue of supporting our public schools.” said Durst.
Durst, who served as a state representative in the past, faces Republican Mitch Toryanski in the Nov. 6 race.