Received this e-mail today from CNN commentator and progressive activist, Van Jones, in support of State Rep. Paulette Jordan’s (D. ID) gubernatorial campaign:
Paulette Jordan (D. ID)
If there’s ever been a time when we could use a little inspiration, it’s right now. That is why I’m so excited that Paulette Jordan is running to be the next governor of Idaho.
Paulette is poised to become the first woman to serve as Idaho’s governor and the first Native American governor in our nation’s history.
But beyond the historical significance of this campaign, Paulette is a candidate who promises to govern by putting Idahoans first—above political parties and above special interests.
Paulette has made it clear that she’ll stand up for the people who haven’t always had a voice in Idaho’s government—from the folks in rural areas to the indigenous populations to the hardworking families who often struggle to get by.
She’s talked about the importance of preserving Idaho’s natural resources, expanding educational opportunities in every part of the state, and ensuring that everyone has access to high-quality, affordable healthcare coverage.
Throughout her time in the legislature, Paulette has proven herself to be a strong and effective leader—someone with the determination to get things done. She’s exactly the kind of progressive Democrat Idaho needs at the helm.