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
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
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.