Xochitl Torres Small is running to represent the 2nd District of New Mexico. This is an open seat because Republican Incumbent, Steve Pearce, is not seeking re-election to run for governor. Small won her Democratic primary on June 5. Xochitl Torres Small is a highly qualified, feminist candidate who has what it takes to flip New Mexico’s 2nd District from red to blue.
Background and Achievements
Xochitl Torres Small grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Small put herself through Georgetown University by working and taking out loans. After graduating Cum Laude in three years, she returned to Las Cruces and became a Field Representative for Senator Udall as a Field Organizer, Small worked to increase cell phone service and broadband in rural New Mexico. Small later earned her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law and served as a judicial law clerk for a federal judge, the Honorable Robert C. Brack. She now works in Las Cruces as an attorney specializing in natural resource and water conservation. She offers free counsel at a local homeless shelter and serves on the board of a local nonprofit food center.
Positions on Key Issues
- Supports a woman’s right to choose
- Believes in expanding access to affordable healthcare
- Advocates for protecting natural resources
- Supports commonsense immigration reform to strengthen our communities
Prospects & Opponents
Xochitl Torres Small is running for an open seat. Republican Incumbent, Steve Pearce, is not seeking re-election to instead run for governor. This vacated seat is an opportunity to flip a district that has been represented by a right-wing Republican and elect Xochitl Torres Small, a strong feminist. Small won her Democratic primary on June 5. Cook Political Report has rated the November 6 general election as Lean Republican.