About Angelica

New Mexico's State Representative for District 35,

Angelica Rubio was born and raised in rural New Mexico and is the youngest daughter of Mexican immigrants who settled there over fifty years ago. Coming from a large (and loud) family, Angelica grew up with a deep working knowledge of the power found in numbers, as well as a flair for making her case. Leaving behind her family and small community, she went on to college at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and later received her Master’s at California State University, Los Angeles, where her passion for racial and social justice flourished.

Having spent time in Washington, DC, and bearing witness to how disconnected life was at our nation’s capital, and to the realities of everyday New Mexicans–especially those living along the US/Mexico border, Angelica was compelled to make a life-changing decision to return to the second largest city in the state, Las Cruces. This return propelled a life of organizing across southern New Mexico, leading coalition efforts on local and state-wide initiatives around worker-centered policies, recruiting progressive women to run for office, and managing political campaigns–including her very own.

In 2016, Angelica won a seat in the New Mexico State Legislature, where she now serves as a state representative–focusing on policies that center on disproportionately impacted communities that are deeply affected by extractive industries, and working towards a vision of building a restorative economy for all New Mexican’s. Angelica is also a champion for equitable outdoor recreation access, expanding outdoor opportunities for younger New Mexicans, as well as a mobility justice champion–ensuring and acknowledging how our identities relate to power and systemic inequity, and its effects on how people move through and experience public spaces. Lastly, as the only state in the country that does not pay its legislators, modernizing the New Mexico State Legislature, and expanding access for women to serve, is a top priority for Angelica. When she’s not doing all of that, Angelica can be found at home experimenting with new cuisines and hanging with her dog, Yoko, and her many plants. Angelica is also an avid bike commuter and cyclist, and you can find her outside riding her bike(s) all around the city of Las Cruces, and throughout the entire Chihuahuan Desert.  

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June 4, 2024 - Primary Election Day 2024

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This page is updated frequently with news and events by Rep. Angelica Rubio, who serves as a New Mexico State Legislator in the New Mexico State House. The NM state legislature deals with issues that directly impact New Mexican's every single day.

If you’re interested in learning more about the capital outlay process here in New Mexico (funding that each legislator is allocated to spend in their own districts) please join me and Senator Carrie Hamblen for this training at the Las Cruces City Hall.Are you interested in learning about the Capital Outlay process and requesting funding? Don’t miss this FREE workshop with Carrie Hamblen, and Angelica Rubio that will dive into all this and more! See MoreSee Less
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