Gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's top three staff members step down – Idaho Statesman

Gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's top three staff members step down – Idaho Statesman

With less than two months to go until the November 6 elections, Idaho Democratic gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan's campaign manager and two other staff members all resigned on Friday.

"I have signed a (confidentiality statement) and can not talk about why," Michael Rosenow told the statesman Friday afternoon.

His communications director, Lisa Newcomb, and campaign event planner, Leah Nemeroff, also resign. Both said that they too signed confidentiality agreements.

The dismissal letter from Nemeroff, which she gave to the statesman, simply says: "I am ashamed and ashamed.

The statesman has contacted other members of Jordan's campaign staff to find out whether they have resigned.

Former Idaho Sen. John Peavey, who is the treasurer of the Jordanian campaign, said that he has not resigned and that he has no information about the resignation.

Jordan's voicemail was full and she did not respond immediately to text or e-mail messages.

Jordan, 38, is from Plummer in North Idaho and member of the Coeur d & # 39; Alene Tribe. She served in the Idaho House of Representatives from December 1, 2014 through February 14, when she resigned from her seat as a governor.

She won the Democratic gubernatorial primary in May with 58 percent of the vote, beating Boise businessman and old Boise school trustee, AJ Balukoff.

On May 8, a week before the premiere in May, Jennifer Martinez, the regional director of Jordan, resigned.

"The change of personnel was a necessary decision for the progress of the campaign", the campaign said in a press release.

Jordan will face the republican candidate Lieutenant Gov. Brad Little in the November election.

Members of Little & # 39; s campaign employees were not asked to sign confidentiality agreements, spokesperson Ysabel Bilbao told the statesman.