Laguna Pueblo woman starts bid for lt. governor in New Mexico

Deb Haaland. Courtesy photo

Deb Haaland, a member of Laguna Pueblo, is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in New Mexico.

Haaland is the first Native American on a gubernatorial ticket in the state. She held her first campaign event on her reservation on Tuesday.

"I have announced to my friends and family, as well as to the media. I have filed the appropriate paperwork and have hired a staff, so it’s official!” Haaland said in a press release.

Haaland is a former Native vote director for the campaign of President Barack Obama. She also worked on Native vote outreach for other Democratic candidates.

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