A dedicated community leader and lifelong New Mexican
Xochitl Torres Small is a dedicated community leader and lifelong New Mexican running for re-election to 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 is running for re-election to 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 she fights 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 has volunteered 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. Xochitl is a fierce advocate for protecting our precious natural resources and fights to make sure that New Mexico’s economy works for all.
A must-win re-election fight in a swing seat
Xochitl flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018, and now she faces a tough re-election fight against Republicans doing everything in their power to take it back. The EMILY’s List community is proud to continue standing with this inspiring leader. With so much at stake in 2020, let’s show Xochitl the full support of the EMILY’s List community to keep this champion for southern New Mexico working families in the House and in the majority.