A dedicated community leader fighting for working families
Xochitl Torres Small is a dedicated community leader and lifelong New Mexican who ran for Congress to fight for working families. The daughter of a teacher and a social worker, Xochitl learned the importance of education, hard work, and giving back to southern New Mexico. She took out loans and worked multiple jobs to pay for her college education, and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in just three years. Xochitl returned home to Las Cruces and served as field representative for Senator Tom Udall, advocating for broadband expansion, working with education and business leaders to create job opportunities for New Mexico graduates, and helping community stakeholders protect southern New Mexico’s water resources. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of New Mexico, and practiced natural resource and water law. Xochitl and her husband live in Las Cruces, the community where she grew up. She works tirelessly to make all southern New Mexico working families’ voices heard.
A champion for Southern New Mexico working families
Xochitl ran for Congress to expand economic opportunity for southern New Mexico working families and to create good-paying jobs. She is an advocate for expanding all Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, and when elected she will fight back against any attempts to undo the progress we’ve worked so hard to make. Xochitl’s grandmother immigrated from Mexico, and she grew up hearing the story of how she worked hard in the fields to build her American dream. As a law clerk for a federal judge, Xochitl saw firsthand how broken our immigration system is — and she will fight tirelessly for commonsense reforms that strengthen our communities and help grow our economy. She is dedicated to fighting for all southern New Mexicans, including the most vulnerable members of her community and she volunteers at a homeless shelter giving counsel to those in need. She served on the board of a local nonprofit food center, and works to build a healthy, sustainable, and fair food system in southern New Mexico. She is a fierce advocate for protecting our precious natural resources and she will fight to make sure that New Mexico’s economy works for all.
A red to blue victory in a hard-fought race
Xochitl ran a successful grassroots campaign for the open seat vacated by extreme Republican Congressman Steve Pearce. The EMILY’s List community is proud to support this champion for southern New Mexico working families.