New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District
United States Congressman are charged with representing New Mexican's in the United States House and Senate
*Asterisk notes an incumbent
Madeline Hildebrandt (D)
Madeline Hildebrandt began her career in her early twenties existing in the US Coast Guard serving at USCG TRACEN Petaluma as Military Police, then went on to become a radioman. On the GI Bill she received her Associates and Bachelor's degree in Individual Studies, at Colombia College's military facility branch on Treasure Island Naval Station in San Francisco. She went on to attain her Master's degree in History at San Francisco State University, and then went on to earn a PhD in history at the University of Maine. Madeline has spent the last 18 years as an online History Instructor at Rowan College at Burlington County, a community college in New Jersey. She has taught in the classroom at various colleges including Central New Mexico Community College (CNM. Madeline moved to New Mexico in 1997 with her family, and has resided in Socorro since 2000. Madeline believes that a New Mexico with stronger oversight of expanded police departments, more school choice, and a strong grounding in constitutional lawmaking are the keys to a more prosperous New Mexico.
Xochitl Torres Small (D)
Xochitl started her career in College to pay for her education working as a tutor, and residential assistant at her university. She graduated Cum Laude from Georgetown University in just three years. Xochitl is a lifelong resident of New Mexico, and upon receiving her College Degree, she returned home to Las Cruces, and began working as a Field Representative for Senator Tom Udall. Xochitl worked to expand phone service, broadband and communication in rural New Mexico. Xochitl worked as a Judicial Law Clerk under the Honorable Robert C. Brack, and worked on one of the heaviest criminal dockets in the Country. Xochitl went on to work at Kemp Smith LLP, which works with local government, farmers, developers, and conservationists to best use their resources. Xochitl believes that proper utilization of public resources, and a complete reworking of our Immigrant policy, and hard work are core to our success as New Mexicans
Clayburn Griffin (R)
Clay burn Griffin has long been involved in New Mexico's political scene, working on Representative Steve Pearce's, and Senator Pete Dominici's campaigns for congress, as well as Governor Gary Johnson's two recent presidential campaigns. Clayburn was the founder and president of Lovington High School's Teenage Republicans club. He also served as president of the LHS Key Club. Clayburn a lifelong resident of New Mexico began his education at the College of Santa Fe, and continued it at New York University, He has built his career in online and digital marketing. Clayburn believes that we need to return back to a renaissance of across the aisle cooperative politics, that roots itself in job creation, and economic prosperity for New Mexico citizens.
Gavin Clarkson (R)
Gavin Clarkson started his career in college in Boston Massachusetts, chairing for the board of a pro-life crisis pregnancy center where he graduated Cum Laude from Harvard Law School where was a member of the Federalist Society and served as president of the Native American Law Students Association. Gavin was named "leading scholar in tribal finance" by The Financial Times, and has been cited in the Wall Street Journal. He has been a professor at the University of Michigan, the University of Houston, and New Mexico State University. Recently he served in the Department of Interior under Donald Trump, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Economic Development-Indian Affairs, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development. Gavin is a member of the Federalist Society, the Southwest Coalition for LIFE, and is a lifetime member of both the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and the NRA. Gavin is a longtime student, earning his MBA from Rice University, and his Doctorate in Technology and Operations Management from the Harvard Business School. Gavin does not have an issues page set up yet, but he does have interests based in Pro Life values, and Pro Gun, (addendum.)
Jack Volpato (R)
Jack Volpato is a lifelong resident of Carlsbad New Mexico, and still lives at his family farm just outside the city. Jack attended the University of NEW mexico graduating in 1987 with a degree in Pharmacy which he has practiced in Carlsbad for 30 years, and now owns and operates 2 pharmacies. Jack Volpato aims to support the military, fight to have public lands turned over to the state, reform the tax code, support economic growth with a free market approach, and stop wasteful spending.
Yvette Herrell (R)
Yvette Herrell was born and raised in Alamogordo. Terrell currently works as a realtor, and moved to Alamogordo in 1992. Before that she attended ITT Business school in Boise, Idaho, and studied the legal secretarial program. In 2011 Herrell ran for New Mexico House District 51, and won the seat where she has served since. Yvette Herrell is a strong supporter of Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Business, anti-illegal immigration, and small government values.