Deb Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna and one of two Native American women in Congress, first won election from this district in 2018. She was a tribal administrator for the San Felipe Pueblo from 2013 to 2015, and served as the New Mexico vote director for Native Americans for Obama’s re-election campaign and chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party.
She is a graduate of University of New Mexico (UNM) and UNM Law School. She has also held positions as the New Mexico Native American Vote Director for Organizing for America NM, Native American Caucus Chair for the Democratic Party of New Mexico and the first Chairwoman elected to the Laguna Development Corporation Board of Directors, overseeing business operations of the second largest tribal gaming enterprise in New Mexico.
She has supported progressive national security measures as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. She declared in 2018, “By walking away from the Iran Nuclear deal, President Trump made America look unaccountable on the world stage and distanced us from our international partners. Now, he has impulsively threatened war with Iran through dangerous and reckless tweets.”