Paulette Jordan, a candidate running for the position of Idaho's governor, could become Idaho's first female governor, and our countries first Native American governor. Paulette Jordan has served two terms as an Idaho state representative for District 5 seat A. She also served as a member of the Couer d’Alene tribe’s council from 2009 to 2012. Reports by Vote Smart and the Idaho Legislature provided many of the facts used in this article.

Representative Jordan has a long history of public service

Other important political acts include her time in the State Affairs Committee, the Idaho House Resources and Conservation Committee, the Energy, Environment and Technology Committee, being a member of the board for the Northwest Disability Action Center, and her time as Idaho's appointed representative for the Energy and Environment Committee of the Council of State Governments for the Western Region.

Representative Jordan is the descendant of a three-generation strong line of tribal chiefs among the Couer d’Alene tribe, and has said, "Service is an inherent value in my family, from my ancestors on down to my sons..." and "When I asked myself how I could serve Idaho even better, the governor’s office was my answer.”

Her main focus will be on protecting the environment

Representative Jordan is running as a progressive Democrat with a strong focus on protecting the environment. She has emphasized the importance of environmental conservation and stated her disapproval of President Trump's destruction of environmental monuments.

She has also come out in favor of clean energy, stating that, "We’ve created hundreds of thousands more jobs through clean energy developments than we have through fossil fuel developments."

She also has plans for improving the school system and boosting the economy

She has also made her positions on education, jobs, and economic development clear.

She has stated in a previous campaign that she views education as the "greatest equalizer for families who want to achieve the American Dream," and has worked to provide funding for Idaho's schools. When asked about jobs, in the same previous campaign, she said that she was planning on collaborating with local businesses and the University of Idaho.

She pointed out that businesses choose to relocate to areas with a high-quality education system, which makes Idaho's collegiate system a tool she planned on using to improve the economy. These statements were taken in 2015 during her run for the District 5 seat, but she has never expressed any change in these views.