Durst’s 2014 Senate plans in limbo

Sen. Branden Durst

State Sen. Branden Durst — who is splitting his time between Boise and Washington state — says he is still planning to serve in the Legislature next winter.

But Durst, D-Boise, told the Associated Press that his future is in limbo. Much of it depends on his job search in the Seattle area — where his family is living, and where his wife is working as a teacher.

Durst, a professional researcher, told the AP that it’s not as if he’ll “take a job as a server at Applebee’s and leave the Legislature.”

Durst is a member of the Senate Education Committee, and one of two Democrats on a 10-member legislative interim committee studying public education issues. Durst attended the committee’s initial meeting on Sept. 12.

More reading: Here’s a link to the KTVB piece that broke the Durst story, a link to a previous Idaho Education News blog post, and a link to a recent Durst guest opinion on Idaho education (and Idaho Education News).


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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