US Representative for New Mexico's 1st district which includes most of Albuquerque and its surburbs. She was elected to that office in Nov. 2018.
Deb Halaand is a Native American, member of the Laguna Pueblo people.
She holds a JD from Univ. of New Mexico School of Law (2006) but she isn't a member of NM State Bar.
Early political career:
Earlier political career
- New Mexico's vote director for Native Americans in Barack Obama's 2012 presidential reelection campaign.
- Ran for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico in 2014. Her ticket, headed by then Atty General of NM Gary King, lost to the Republican ticket of Governor Susana Martinez.
- Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico in (2015-2017)