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Nebraska State Board of Education Member Kirk Penner Endorses Dr. Linda Vermooten for District 2

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

BELLEVUE, NE – Nebraska State Board of Education Member Kirk Penner has officially endorsed Dr. Linda Vermooten's candidacy for the Nebraska State Board of Education in District 2. Penner, a respected member of the board, expressed his strong support for Dr. Vermooten, highlighting her qualifications and dedication to Nebraska's education system.

In his endorsement, Kirk Penner stated, "I am pleased to offer my strong endorsement for Dr. Linda Vermooten's candidacy to represent District 2 on the State Board of Education. Linda's extensive background in psychology, counseling, and education, combined with her unwavering commitment to protecting children's innocence, uniquely qualifies her for this important role. Her campaign priorities, including promoting local control, parental engagement, and unbiased teaching, are what Nebraska’s education system needs. Linda's diverse experiences and compassionate approach make her an outstanding candidate. I firmly believe that Dr. Vermooten will bring valuable insights and a fresh perspective to the State Board of Education, and I eagerly await her swearing-in."

Dr. Linda Vermooten is a seasoned educator with a wealth of experience in the fields of psychology, counseling, and education. Her commitment to fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment for Nebraska's students has been a driving force behind her campaign. She believes in the importance of local control in education, empowering parents to be actively engaged in their children's schooling, and ensuring that classroom instruction remains free from bias.

"I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of Nebraska State Board of Education Member Kirk Penner," said Dr. Vermooten. "His support reinforces the importance of our campaign's principles and the need for positive change in our education system. I am excited about the opportunity to serve District 2 and bring my passion and expertise to the State Board of Education."

Dr. Vermooten's campaign has gained momentum in recent months, with a growing coalition of supporters who share her vision for a stronger and higher achievement-focused education system in Nebraska. Her dedication to the well-being of students, teachers, and families is at the heart of her campaign.

For more information about Dr. Linda Vermooten's campaign and her vision for the Nebraska State Board of Education, please visit

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