Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez represents New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. In Washington, she has already taken a leadership role with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as Freshman Representative. Congresswoman Leger Fernandez has also been appointed to the House Committee on Education and Labor and the House Committee on Natural Resources.
She is a 17th generation Northern New Mexican, who grew up as part of a large rural ranching and farming family. Before coming to Congress, Leger Fernandez worked as an attorney and advocate, and won important legal battles to advance voting rights, promote tribal sovereignty, and protect our environment and acequia waters. She has helped secure nearly a billion dollars for, and then helped build, schools, rural health clinics, broadband, businesses, affordable housing and critical infrastructure for New Mexico. Leger Fernandez was also a Clinton and Obama presidential appointee, and worked as a White House Fellow on housing issues and as Vice Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.