Endorsements

Linda Hansen–Utah State Board of Education, District 3, 2014-2019

“Brett is a champion for public education and for ALL students! He will be a great representative for District 3.”

Laurieann Thorpe–Utah State Board of Education, District 3, 2020-present

Carol Lear–Utah State Board of Education, District 7, 2016-present

“I think it is essential that we elect strong people with the right backgrounds and values to the State Board of Education. That’s why I am proud to support Brett. I also support school choice –especially in this pandemic era. I believe that all schools of choice must fully comply with the law, have representation from parents and provide full transparency for taxpayers. Brett’s wife is a special educator. Brett and his family demonstrate that ALL choices must be available for ALL students. Brett would bring his family’s understanding of public education and students with disabilities to the State Board of Education. As a public educator and State Board member myself, I would appreciate Brett’s perspective on the Board!”

Maresa Manzione, Melissa Rich, and Camille Knudson, Tooele County School District Board of Education members

Dr. Scott A. Rogers, Superintendent, Tooele County School District

Dr. Larry Shumway, former Utah Superintendent of Public Instruction, Utah State Board of Education; and former Superintendent, Tooele County School District

Brenda Spearman, founding board member Bonneville Academy, Stansbury Park; Excelsior Academy, Erda

Linda Hanks, Dale Whitlock, Tracy Olsen, Janet Ware, Juab School District Board of Education members

Ted Haynes, Tintic School District Board of Education

Susan Duckworth, State House of Representatives, District 22

Elizabeth Weight, State House of Representatives, District 31

Kathleen Riebe, State Senate District 8, former Utah State Board of Education District 10, teacher in West Valley schools.

Thomas Nedreberg–2018 Utah State Board of Education candidate, UEA High Desert UniServ Director

“Brett Garner believes that students come first, that supporting teachers means supporting students, that having good policies in place enhances student opportunities, and that investing in education is investing in our students, ourselves and our community.”

Janis Ferre–Advocate for students with disabilities

The American Federation of Teachers Utah has endorsed Brett Garner for State School Board District 3.

The Utah AFL-CIO has endorsed Brett Garner for State School Board District 3.

The Utah Education Association Political Action Committee has endorsed Brett Garner for State School Board District 3

Equality Utah has endorsed Brett Garner for State School Board District 3, with an A+ rating in their voter guide.