Prior to her election to the Idaho House, Representative Jordan served as the youngest elected member of the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Council.
Paulette graduated from the University of Washington, earning an additional Certificate of Study in Conflict Resolution and Strategic Negotiations from the Washington Center in Washington D.C. She also carries Executive Certification in both Energy Policy Development from the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics, and Senior Executives in State and Local Governance from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Representative Jordan is a member of the Resources and Conservation Committee, State Affairs Committee, and the Energy, Environment & Technology Committee. Representative Jordan was appointed by the House Speaker to represent Idaho on the Energy and Environment Committee of the Council of State Governments-West, a legislative organization representing the western region comprised of thirteen states from Alaska to Hawaii. She is also a member of the Idaho Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, the Legislative Criminal Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee, and an appointed representative to the Idaho Human Rights Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Additionally, in her public-sector role, Rep. Jordan serves as Chair of the Energy, Natural Resources and Transportation Committee for the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators. As Chair, Rep. Jordan has recently hosted a successful national Energy Summit along with the U.S. Department of Energy and Tribal Sovereign Nations.
In the private-sector, Ms. Jordan is an elected official of the National Indian Gaming Association, serving her second term as Secretary of the Executive Board. In addition to her Senior Executive position of the national corporation, she continues to serve as the Finance Chair to manage corporate affairs, and is appointed to serve as the Energy Initiative Chair to produce a national collective for greater economic opportunity and sovereign energy independence. Ms. Jordan has previously served three terms as the Northwest Representative Board Member, representing 56 Tribal Sovereign Nations of the Northwest. The Corporation serves to build social and economic growth for tribal communities nationally.
Paulette also maintains activism with her core work with national non-profits to build relations both publicly and privately promoting criminal justice reform and sustainable clean energy development engaging with private corporations, non-profit agents and public-sector officials.