“I’m running for State Representative for District 36 because I love this community. I want to work with each and every one of you to bring more jobs to our district, conserve our natural resources, and invest in our future together. Let’s keep working!”
Nathan is a third generation New Mexican who grew up in El Cerro Mission, NM. He hails from a family of educators and ranchers, and is a life-long sportsman, horseman, and conservation advocate.
Before entering politics, Nathan attended the College of Wooster, where he graduated with dual degrees in Philosophy and English. Post-graduation, he worked as a conservationist for the NM Wilderness Alliance, helping lead efforts to pursue community conservation goals.
Most recently, Nathan served two terms on the Las Cruces City Council. He chaired both the City of Las Cruces Economic Development Committee and the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley. In 2011, the Society of Range Management awarded Nathan their “Excellence in Range Management” award. In 2012, he was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Nathan currently represents District 36 in the NM State Legislature, and lives in Las Cruces with his wife, Xochitl Torres Small.