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First Native American women elected to Congress


Last updated 11/24/2018 at 5:55pm

Democratic Party of New Mexico

Deb Haaland

Kansas City, Mo.-In the November 6 USA mid-term elections, the first Native American women were elected to Congress.

Deb Haaland was voted to replace Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who vacated the New Mexico seat to run for governor, and Sharice Davids unseated Kansas GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder. Davids is reported to be a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, and Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna.

Haaland served for two years as the chair of the New Mexico Democratic Party, whose platform is grounded in progressive values. An Arizona native, she graduated from...

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