The vote today was 19-16 against Joan Hurlock, a fitness center owner from Buhl, who was appointed by Gov. Butch Otter to the Idaho Fish and Game Commission in June. Hurlock’s appointment needed to be confirmed by the Senate. Last week, the Senate Resources and Environment Committee voted against Hurlock, but her confirmation still went to the full Senate for a vote.
Otter continued his support for Hurlock after the committee voted against her confirmation last week.
The Fish and Game commission is a seven-person board that sets fish and game rules and much of the wildlife policy for the state. Hurlock would have been the second female commissioner ever appointed.