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Branden J. Durst
Branden Durst.jpg
Idaho State Senate District 18
Former Member
In office
December 1, 2012 - December 1, 2013
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPacific Lutheran University, 2003
Master'sBoise State University, 2007
Personal
Birthday1/15/1980
Place of birthBoise, ID
CandidateVerification
Branden J. Durst is a former Democratic member of the Idaho State Senate, representing District 18 from 2012 to December 1, 2013. He resigned to focus on his family, as he was splitting time between living in Boise and Seattle.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Durst served on the following committees:

Idaho Committee Assignments, 2013
Agricultural Affairs
Commerce and Human Resources
Education

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Durst's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • SMALL BUSINESS SUPPORT FUND
  • REJECT THE LUNA LAWS
  • OPEN AND ETHICAL GOVERNMENT
  • BOISE SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVY
  • STOP FORCED ULTRASOUNDS

Elections

2012

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2012

Durst won election in the 2012 election for Idaho State Senate District 18. Durst defeated Matthew Duncan in the May 15 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Mitch Toryanski (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Idaho State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBranden J. Durst 53.5% 11,292
     Republican Mitch Toryanski Incumbent 46.5% 9,796
Total Votes 21,088


Idaho State Senate District 18 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBranden J. Durst 77.1% 1,078
Matthew Duncan 22.9% 321
Total Votes 1,399

2010

See also: Idaho State Senate elections, 2010

Durst was a Democratic candidate for District 18 of the Idaho State Senate. He had no opposition in the May 25 primary. He lost to Mitch Toryanski in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Durst is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Durst raised a total of $124,680 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[7]

Branden J. Durst's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Idaho State Senate, District 18 Won $35,873
2010 Idaho State Senate, District 18 Defeated $46,734
2008 Idaho State House, District 18A Won $31,653
2006 Idaho State House, District 18A Won $10,420
Grand Total Raised $124,680

2012

Durst won election to the Idaho State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Durst raised a total of $35,873.

Scorecards

Idaho Freedom Index

The Idaho Freedom Foundation, an Idaho-based, nonprofit educational research institute, released its "Idaho Freedom Index" in 2013. The index intended to show how Idaho legislators voted on the principles the Foundation seeks to promote. It measured each state legislator based on two tiers, which include whether legislators voted for or against bills that would create or eliminate government agencies, programs, and regulations, and bills that would impact the free market in a positive or negative way. Scores ranged from the highest possible score for members of the state Senate (194 points) and for members of the state House (180 points). A higher score indicated that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Foundation.[8] Durst received a score of 49 points in the 2013 index, ranking 8th out of 35 members of the Idaho State Senate that were evaluated for the study.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mitch Toryanski (R)
Idaho State Senate District 18
2012–December 2013
Succeeded by
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