Join Patricia Williams for a behind-the-scenes look at New Mexico’s recent redistricting process. Every ten years after completion of the census, congressional and state legislative districts are redrawn based on population changes. At the end of 2021, the state legislature met in a special two-week session to vote on new districts. Major changes were made and new political players were involved, including native communities. Williams attended all the sessions as an advocate for the Navajo Nation. She provides an insider’s look at the process.
Patricia Williams is a partner with the law firm, Wiggins, Williams & Wiggins, PC. Williams was an assistant City of Albuquerque attorney for ten years and regularly defends various governmental entities in district and appellate courts throughout New Mexico, including the Navajo Nation. Williams is the registered lobbyist for the Navajo Nation Council.