Branden Durst, Senior Public Policy Fellow

Branden comes to IFPC with a wealth of policy experience, such as serving multiple terms in both the Idaho State Senate and House of Representatives. Most recently, he sought the Republican nomination for Idaho State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Branden holds a master of public administration degree with emphasis in policy analysis and bachelor of arts degree in political science from Boise State University (BSU) and Pacific Lutheran University, respectively. Branden also holds an education specialist degree (EdS) in executive educational leadership from BSU.

Branden is married to his amazing wife, Cheri, and has five children. A licensed pastor and member of Cloverdale Church of God, Branden cares deeply about promoting biblical values in government and culture.