All Of New Mexico's U.S. House Reps. Will Be Women Of Color Following Historic Election
Deb Haaland, Teresa Leger Fernandez and Yvette Herrell will soon be representing New Mexico in Congress.
November 05, 2020 at 2:36 pm
New Mexico made history this Election Day through the elections and reelections of three women of color to House seats. The state became the first to ever send a delegation consisting entirely of women of color to Congress, according to The Associated Press.
Popular incumbent and Pueblo Tribe member Deb Haaland won her reelection bid in District 1 while Teresa Leger Fernandez won her race to replace former representative Ben Ray Luján, who also secured victory in his bid to become a Senator of the state.
Tonight the people of New Mexico have chosen hope over fear, love over hate, community over division, and I am so honored that New Mexican’s have chosen me to serve in our nation’s 117th Congress.#nmpol
— Deb Haaland (@Deb4CongressNM) November 4, 2020
"Tonight the people of New Mexico have chosen hope over fear, love over hate, community over division, and I am so honored that New Mexican’s have chosen me to serve in our nation’s 117th Congress," Haaland wrote on Twitter.
"Tonight I recommit to fighting for legislation that will guide our nation forward in the areas of climate change, education, racial equality, healthcare and economic justice. Thank you New Mexico!" she added.
Both Haaland and Fernandez are Democrats.