May 15, 2018 (Primary)
Paulette Jordan, (Governor ID)
MARCH ON supports Paulette because:
As a mother of two boys and the youngest ever member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council, Paulette is working to build a brighter future for all working families across the state.
Paulette is committed to furthering investment and innovation in public education that will help strengthen Idaho’s economy and support rural areas.
Paulette’s singular voice and unique skillset will serve the state well as she works to protect Idaho’s public lands and provide access to quality, affordable healthcare to all Americans.
Read MARCH ON’s Press Release about Paulette.
More About Paulette
Paulette grew up on a farm in northern Idaho, where she developed a strong connection to our state’s land and the people who share it. A proud member of the Coeur d’Alene tribe, she was raised to fight for the needs of her community and to protect our priceless natural resources.
As a student at the University of Washington, Paulette discovered her love of local politics and grassroots activism, working with the Seattle City Council and the university’s administration on behalf of her fellow students. After graduation, she moved back home to Idaho and became the youngest person elected to the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council. Paulette went on to work as a business development strategist and to serve as Finance Chair on the Executive Board of the National Indian Gaming Association.
In 2014, Paulette felt compelled to serve a broader circle of Idahoans, beyond her tribe, and she ran to represent her home district in the Idaho House of Representatives. She won against tough odds, beating an incumbent Republican, and successfully ran for a second term two years later. Throughout her tenure in the Idaho legislature, Paulette has promoted progressive policy, like the teacher loan forgiveness bill, and held the line against harmful and unjust legislation. She fights for better rural education, wider access to healthcare, and stronger economic development and opportunity in Idaho’s struggling communities.
Paulette lives in Plummer, Idaho, with her two sons. She’s running for governor to build a better future for them, and for all of Idaho’s children.
-Biographical Content from Candidate’s Official Website