NM-02: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
As a Field Representative for Senator Udall, Xochitl worked to increase cell phone service, broadband, and other communication lines in rural New Mexico. She worked with teachers, college instructors, and business leaders to create better job opportunities for local graduates. She also helped bring farmers, conservationists, and communities together to protect New Mexico’s water.
As a judicial law clerk for a federal judge, the Honorable Robert C. Brack, Xochitl worked on one of the heaviest criminal dockets in the country. Xochitl saw firsthand the personal costs and financial burden our nation bears because of its broken immigration system.
Growing up in the desert, Xochitl knows that our jobs and our future depend on protecting our water. Now, as an attorney at Kemp Smith LLP, Xochitl works with local governments, farmers, developers, and conservationists to best use this shared resource. Xochitl also volunteers at a homeless shelter, where she gives free counsel to the homeless.
Through all her work, she’s learned a common lesson: tackling our biggest problems requires bringing New Mexicans of all backgrounds together around shared values and commonsense solutions. She’s eager to share that lesson with Washington.
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
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