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In a Facebook post, [[U.S. Democratic Socialists]] promoted '''Paulette Jordan''' as a progressive Democrat running for the governor's office in [[Idaho]].<ref name=jor8>[https://www.facebook.com/USdems/posts/545411802510277 This Anti-Trump candidate could be our first Native American governor] Facebook, Jan. 9, 2018</ref>
 
In a Facebook post, [[U.S. Democratic Socialists]] promoted '''Paulette Jordan''' as a progressive Democrat running for the governor's office in [[Idaho]].<ref name=jor8>[https://www.facebook.com/USdems/posts/545411802510277 This Anti-Trump candidate could be our first Native American governor] Facebook, Jan. 9, 2018</ref>
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==Anti-Trump Candidate==
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From The Maven:
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:Jordan has had more than a few words to say about President Trump who not only recently “drastically reduced the size of federally protected Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to open them up for oil and gas drilling,” but also “offended multiple tribal leaders by referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring the Navajo Code Talkers.”
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:“Our president lacks humanity. He lacks respect. He lacks honor,” said Jordan. “For him to disrespect World War II veterans and to be the only president to have done so in the White House is disrespectful of the White House. For him to bring in a U.S. senator, as he does, and try to slight the indigenous people of this land who have stood up for freedom and for this land for generations. I think that’s the travesty. And that’s what people should be thinking about.”
  
 
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Revision as of 22:40, 11 February 2018

Paulette Jordan



Paulette Jordan was born December 7, 1979 and is an American politician and a Democratic Party member of the Idaho House of Representatives, representing District 5 Seat A from 2014-2018.[1] She previously served on the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council, its sovereign government. She is the only Democrat elected from northern Idaho. Jordan is running for Governor of Idaho in the 2018 election as a Democrat.[2]

Background

Paulette Jordan was born into a ranching and farming family in northern Idaho. She owns timberland and farmland in northern Idaho as well. She is an enrolled citizen of the federally recognized Coeur d'Alene tribe, which is based on the reservation of the same name. She also has Sinkiuse (known as the Moses–Columbia Band of the Colville Confederacy), Nez Perce and Yakama–Palus ancestry.[3]

Jordan attended Gonzaga Preparatory before going to the University of Washington, where she graduated. While in Seattle, she held a variety of leadership roles in community activism and became involved in local city politics, also serving as an adviser to the president of the university.[4]

After returning to the reservation, Jordan ran for and was elected to the Tribal Council. From this position, she became the co-chair of gaming for the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), an organization founded in 1953 so that tribes could act in concert on mutual interests. She is also a Senior Executive Board representative, Finance Chair and Energy Initiative Chair for the National Indian Gaming Association, serving her third consecutive term. Jordan is the youngest member to be elected to the Tribal Council.

Idaho House of Representatives

Jordan served on the State Affairs Committee, the Business Committee and the Energy, Environment and Technology Committee. In addition, Jordan was selected for the Legislative Council, which oversees management of the Capitol and permanent staff. It is made up of the president pro tempore of the Senate, the speaker of the House of Representatives, the majority and minority leaders of each house and four senators and four representatives — two from each party.[3]

Gubernatorial Campaign

Jordan is running for governor of Idaho in 2018 against A.J. Balukoff and Troy Minton in the Democratic primary. She announced her candidacy on December 7, 2017.[5][6] On February 7, 2018, she resigned her Idaho Legislature seat to focus on running for governor.[1]

Cher Endorsement

Singer and actress Cher has endorsed former Democratic state Rep. Paulette Jordan in the race to become Idaho's next governor. Cher tweeted that she met Jordan at the Las Vegas Women's March and said Idahoans would be well served under Jordan's leadership. Cher added that Jordan is a thoughtful and intelligent woman.[7]

U.S. Democratic Socialists

In a Facebook post, U.S. Democratic Socialists promoted Paulette Jordan as a progressive Democrat running for the governor's office in Idaho.[8]

Anti-Trump Candidate

From The Maven:

Jordan has had more than a few words to say about President Trump who not only recently “drastically reduced the size of federally protected Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to open them up for oil and gas drilling,” but also “offended multiple tribal leaders by referring to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” at a ceremony honoring the Navajo Code Talkers.”
“Our president lacks humanity. He lacks respect. He lacks honor,” said Jordan. “For him to disrespect World War II veterans and to be the only president to have done so in the White House is disrespectful of the White House. For him to bring in a U.S. senator, as he does, and try to slight the indigenous people of this land who have stood up for freedom and for this land for generations. I think that’s the travesty. And that’s what people should be thinking about.”

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