Three Native American women elected to Congress
November 6, 2020
For the first time, the U.S. House of Representatives will have three Native American women. Congresswomen Sharice Davids (D-Kan.) and Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) were both re-elected, and they will be joined by Yvette Herrell, a Republican who won in New Mexico’s Second Congressional District.
Rep. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, won in Kansas’ Third Congressional District with a victory over Amanda Adkins (R) and Steven Hohe (L). Rep. Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo with Jemez Pueblo heritage, defeated Michelle Garcia Holmes (R) to win in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.
In a video following being declared the winner on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 3, Rep. Davids, vice-chair of the Native American Caucus, noted, “It has been an incredible honor to be able to represent this community in Congress for the last two years, and I am so grateful that you all have trust in me to continue in that role.”