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"There were some fairly consequential concerns when we took a deep dive into looking at her financial statements and history," said Sen. Pat Jones, D-Holladay, a member of the confirmation committee who voted for Conklin.
Under the rules, that information is confidential.
Jones said she and Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, agreed that Conklin’s nomination shouldn’t go forward.
Despite his no vote in committee, Jenkins said Conklin deserved an up-or-down verdict from the full Senate. But after the GOP caucus, her name was pulled.
"We didn’t want to embarrass her," Jenkins said. "She was a nice lady, very qualified. Just didn’t make it through."
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