Women to Watch: Paulette Jordan running for Idaho governor
October 10, 2018
State Representative Paulette Jordan, a 38-year-old member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, is running to be the first Native American woman elected as governor.
Jordan says her campaign is based on the notion of inclusivity, an idea that is unusual in a political climate dominated by partisan relationships. For many, Jordan says her leadership style brings a sense of freshness, vibrancy and is a change of course from the status quo of electing the same type of people over and over again.
“People are tired of seeing the same old, same old,” Jordan said. “There are these intergenerational legacies in politics and I think people are tired of seeing that. They want to see new leadership that is based on the people from the people, someone who is like them and wasn’t born with a silver spoon in their mouth. I’m not a millionaire and was raised to be a servant leader of others to others.”
Candidate website: https://www.jordanforgovernor.com/