Xochitl Torres Small

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE XOCHITL TORRES SMALL
D-NEW MEXICO 2ND DISTRICT
 
 
RACE SUMMARY: Xochitl Torres Small was elected to represent the 2nd District of New Mexico, which is the largest non-at-large district in the nation in 2018. She is running for re-election in 2020.
 
 
BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER
PARTY: Democrat
 
BORN: 11/15/1984
 
EDUCATION: Georgetown University (BA), University of New Mexico (JD)
 
OCCUPATION: Lawyer
 
FAMILY: Married
 
RELIGION: Lutheran
 
CAREER:
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, (NM-02) (2019-present)
 
COMMITTEES:
  • Armed Services
  • Homeland Security 
  • Agriculture
 
ELECTED: 2018
 
ISRAEL

  • Voted to condemn BDS
  • Co-sponsored a bill expressing support for a two-state solution 
  • Will work to strengthen the bond between the U.S. and Israel
 
CHOICE

  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Received a 100% rating from NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund 
  • Consistently voted to protect abortion rights in her first Congressional term 
 
In Her Own Words
 
"I am proud to report my legislative efforts to expand birth care related health services to remote areas like southern New Mexico is one step closer to becoming law. No matter where you live, families should rest assured they have access to the necessary care to be healthy." 1 
 
"The second amendment right (to bear arms) comes with its responsibilities, and that's why I voted for comprehensive background checks. Because I think, like most gun owners do, that we have to act responsibly and make sure we're keeping our communities safe." 2
 
 
Interesting Facts

Xochitl worked as a field representative for U.S. Senator Tom Udall from 2009-2012

Before running for Congress, she worked as a natural resource and water law attorney in New Mexico