I am a daughter of Northern New Mexico, and I am here to represent New Mexico’s Third Congressional District with a deep understanding of what New Mexico’s communities need.
I am the little girl who went to Head Start and fell in love with learning and later had the opportunity to attend Yale and Stanford Law who wants every child to have access to early childhood education and public schools that inspire them to achieve their potential;
the pre-teen who flipped burgers at her Uncle’s rodeo in Villanueva who wants our ranchers and farmers to stay on their land and help build a green rural economy;
the advocate who helped build health clinics, businesses, infrastructure and affordable housing who wants our country to invest in the 21st century infrastructure of broadband, transportation, housing and clean energy that we need for our communities and businesses to prosper;
the former acequia commissioner who fought to keep water running in our valley who wants to make sure New Mexico’s water does not disappear because we did not act to save our planet and build a strong renewable energy economy;
the Obama appointee and Clinton White House Fellow who knows the importance of marshalling smart federal policy on behalf of our local communities and our world;
the mother of three amazing sons who wants our state to build a dynamic and innovative economy that creates fulfilling, well-paying jobs for all our kids here in New Mexico;
the breast cancer survivor whose health coverage could be denied for pre-existing conditions…who wants every person to have affordable and accessible health care;
the family-member that hikes in our beautiful mountains and wilderness…who wants to keep our public lands pristine and protected for generations to come;
the former attorney for tribal sovereignty and the advocate for Hispanic cultural expression...who knows New Mexico’s multicultural understanding is a model for the nation;
a proud daughter of Northern New Mexico whose mother, Manuelita de Atocha (Mela) Lucero, was a bilingual education pioneer and father, Ray Leger, was a State Senator and educator;
the first Congresswoman - y Congresista! - to represent New Mexico’s Third Congressional District, who is grateful for the opportunity to serve the communities that I love and have dedicated my life to.