Joan Hurlock and Idaho Fish and Game Commission Chairman Randy Budge met with Senate Resources and Environment Committee Chairman Monte Pearce prior to the hearing on Hurlock’s nomination for the commission. Pearce was trying to get her to withdraw without a fight.
“We’re going to look like bunch of men beating up on a young woman,” Hurlock said Pearce told her. “He said if I withdrew ‘I am sure the governor could appoint you to another commission, maybe the nursing board.’ ”
“I told him, ‘Senator, I’m not qualified to serve on the nursing board,’ ” Hurlock said.
The Senate followed Pearce’s committee’s recommendation and voted against her nomination 19-16 Monday.
Pearce said Friday he was not going to get into a he said, she said situation.
“I’m not going there,” he said.