Worley, Idaho //
In May 2018, Paulette Jordan beat primary opponent A.J. Balukoff - who had the backing of the vast majority of the party’s establishment - to cinch the Democratic nomination for governor of Idaho. At the age of 38, she became the first Native American woman to run for governor of the state.
Anne Helen Petersen wrote a profile on Jordan as she rose to national attention as a progressive Native woman vying to make history in a very conservative, white state.
Shot on assignment for Buzzfeed News.