Teresa Leger Fernandez has represented the voters of southeast New Mexico since flipping the seat in 2020.
Prior to her election, she served in the Obama White House and as a fellow in the Clinton administration, in addition to running an independent law firm focused on community development, tribal advocacy, civil rights and social justice.
In her first term, Leger Fernandez served on the Committees on Education and Labor, House Administration and Natural Resources. She served as the Chair of the Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.
Rep. Leger Fernandez has shown strong support for J Street in her first two years in Congress.
She signed onto the bicameral Merkley-Stansbury letter calling on the Biden Administration to resist the proposed demolitions in Masafer Yatta. In addition, she signed the Price-Lee-Wexton-Castro letter which pushed back against “flashpoints” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlement expansion, annexation and incitement to violence against Israelis and Palestinians.