Paulette Jordan is running for the U.S. Senate seat held too long by Jim Risch. Paulette will bring new vibrancy to Washington, D.C., and be a credit to our state. Wouldn’t it be nice for Idaho to be recognized for informed optimism and forward-leaning approaches to healthcare, the environment, 21st Century job creation, equality and transparency? Paulette will focus on the well-being of everyday Idahoans, regardless of party or social status.
In contrast to her opponent, she’ll be approachable and accessible. When you have questions or problems, she’ll provide a timely, focused response, not a vague fill-in-the-blank form letter, long after the fact. She’ll take time to understand issues and how her votes would affect the lives and livelihoods of real people, families and the environment, not appeasing special interests or proving partisan purity.
Unlike Jordan, Sen. Risch is a talker more than a listener. Even in meetings with civically inspired high school students, he could be counted on to pay little heed to their concerns, but to predictably launch into a rote speech about what he perceived as atrocities of national debt. Ironically, under his watch, that debt increased $7 trillion since 2016, to $26.6 trillion, with a debt-to-GDP ratio around 136 percent. I wonder what rote speech he’s delivering now.
It would be refreshing to see Idaho known for setting an example of reaching across the partisan aisle, to get work done on behalf of the American people. Electing Paulette Jordan would be a big step in that direction.
Nancy Chaneyand Gary Bryan
By: Nancy Chaneyand Gary Bryan