Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez
3rd Congressional District of New Mexico
Teresa is a 17th generation Northern New Mexican. Born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, Teresa attended Head Start before graduating from Yale and Stanford Law School.
After law school, Teresa worked as an attorney and advocate and won important legal battles to advance voting rights, promote tribal sovereignty, and protect our environment and acequia waters. She also served as an acequia commissioner.
As a breast cancer survivor who lost two brothers to addiction, Teresa is dedicated to improving quality, affordable health care and making sure no family goes through what hers did. In Congress, she introduced the Campus Prevention and Recovery Services for Students Act to address alcohol and substance use on college campuses.