Superintendent candidate tells donors to give to schools, not him

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A candidate for Idaho schools superintendent is telling supporters to donate to their local schools instead of his campaign.

American Falls middle school principal Randy Jensen isn't turning away the checks that come to him. But he tells the Spokesman-Review his purpose is to help schools even if he doesn't win the race.

He says Idaho's tax credit for donations to schools can mean a $500 donation costs that person less than $100.

Jensen says he hopes people will say they want the kind of superintendent who will put money toward kids and not to campaigning.

Jensen is one of four Republicans running for the GOP nomination. He faces John Eynon, Andy Grover, and Sherri Ybarra in the May primary.

The winner faces Democrat Jana Jones in November.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review,