Leger Fernandez, a Democrat, filed a declaration of candidacy with Federal Election Commission in late April. In an interview after making her formal announcement at an event in her hometown of Las Vegas, N.M., she described herself as a “daughter of northern New Mexico.”
“I believe that 2020 is going to be an amazing year for Democrats, and an amazing year for this country,” the 59-year-old said.
“And I’m going to be part of that change,” she added. “Me, like everyone else in this district.”