Federal Races – US House of Representatives
|Congressional District 1: Melanie Stansbury
When Rep. Melanie Stansbury won the special election to fill Sec. Deb Haaland’s congressional seat, we lost one of our best state representatives, but gained a terrific congressperson. Rep. Stansbury is a star in the making. She is smart and hard-working, a detail-oriented policy wonk, and politically savvy. She knows how to get things done in a very difficult political environment.
|Congressional District 2: Gabe Vasquez
Gabe Vasquez has an extensive background in public-lands issues. In his tenure on Sen. Heinrich’s staff, Vasquez helped create the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument. Gabe also served as director of community outreach for the Mexico Wildlife Federation, where he helped lead campaigns for the protection of Otero Mesa and opposing the Gila River diversion.
|Congressional District 3: Teresa Leger Fernandez
Rep. Fernández is a leader of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and serves as chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples. As a former acequia commissioner, she understands that water is, indeed, life. Her family owns farm land in rural New Mexico, and she understands the value of regenerative agriculture and recognizes the key role of farmers and ranchers in solving the climate crisis.
Richard Barish, Rio Grande Chapter Political Chair