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).


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