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Pete Coulson, middle, listens to a speaker during an education task force meeting. Coulson recently died of COVID-19.

Pete Coulson, a member of Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin’s education indoctrination task force, recently died from COVID-19, writes Idaho Education News reporter Blake Jones. After at least three weeks of hospitalization, during which his oxygen levels were depleted, Coulson died sometime between Oct. 1 and Wednesday, according to a report Jones cited from conservative talk radio host Bill Colley.

“Pete was a very healthy 67. He would tell people he was vaccinated in Christ. He didn’t fear death,” Colley wrote.

Coulson joined the task force in June, replacing Idaho School Boards Association President Jason Knopp, who withdrew from the group that targeted alleged leftist teachings in public schools over four summer meetings.

Coulson, a coach and counselor for children, also spoke at some of McGeachin’s gubernatorial campaign events as she announced she’d enter the 2022 Republican primary. You can read Jones' full story here at idahoednews.org, or pick up Saturday's edition of the Idaho Press.

Betsy Z. Russell is the Boise bureau chief and state capitol reporter for the Idaho Press and Adams Publishing Group. Follow her on Twitter at @BetsyZRussell.

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