A proud daughter of Northern New Mexico
Teresa Leger Fernandez was born and raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Her mother was a bilingual education pioneer, and her father was an educator and state Senator. She has spent her life serving the communities she loves; from helping thousands of families access affordable homes as Chair of Homewise, to defeating a developer’s attempt to take away a valley’s water as an acequia commissioner, Leger Fernandez knows that New Mexico’s Third District has so much that is worth protecting.
A lifelong advocate for voting rights and campaign finance reform
As Vice-Chair of MALDEF, the nation’s preeminent Latino civil rights organization, she won multiple redistricting cases to fight gerrymandering, won the lawsuit that forced Santa Fe to implement ranked choice voting, and drafted a bill to require early voting locations in rural Native American communities. In Leger Fernandez’s campaign for Congress, she is rejecting corporate PAC money because she knows that until we get Big Money out of politics, our democracy cannot be truly representative.
An important seat for Democrats to hold
Electing Leger Fernandez is a critical opportunity to maintain New Mexico’s Third District for a true voting rights and campaign finance reform champion in Congress. She will always be a voice for the people of her district, and will be a relentless ally in the fight for democracy reform.
Reformer at Risk?
No Corporate PAC?