Deb Haaland Biography
Deb Haaland born Debra Anne Haaland is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative from New Mexico’s 1st congressional district since 2019. The district includes most of Albuquerque, along with most of its suburbs. Haaland is a former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. On December 17, 2020, it was reported that President-elect Joe Biden has selected Haaland to serve as United States Secretary of the Interior in the upcoming Biden administration.
Deb Haaland Age
Haaland is 60 years old. She was born on December 2, 1960 in
Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
Deb Haaland Parents
Deb was born to Mary Toya and Major J. D. “Dutch” Haaland. Her father was an officer in the United States Marine Corps and recipient of the Silver Star for his actions in Vietnam while her mother, a Native American woman, served in the United States Navy.
Deb Haaland Education
At 28, Deb enrolled at the University of New Mexico, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English in 1994. She earned her Juris Doctor in Indian law from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2006, but is not a member of the New Mexico State Bar.
Deb Haaland Daughter
Four days after graduating, she gave birth to her daughter As a single mother, Haaland started a salsa company to support herself and her daughter. At times during this period, she did not earn enough money to afford housing and had to rely on friends for shelter. She also relied on food stamps at times.
Deb Haaland Husband
Haaland has never shared any information about her love life. She raised her daughter single handedly.
Deb Haaland Net Worth
We approximate Deb’s net worth to be between $10 k – $500 k . She has been serving the nation for quite along time thus accumulating her wealth gradually.
Deb Haaland Biden Nomination
President-elect Joe Biden has selected New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland to serve as interior secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Deb would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.Haaland was picked, in part, because she is someone who has “spent her career fighting for all Americans, including tribal nations, rural communities, and communities of color,” according to a person familiar with the decision.The department conserves and manages the nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage, as well as oversees the federal government’s relationships with Native American tribes.
Deb made history in 2018 when she was elected as one of the two first female Native Americans in Congress. She is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, and also has Jemez Pueblo heritage, according to the biography on her congressional website.A transition source familiar with the deliberations on the interior secretary pick pointed to Haaland’s current position as vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources as showing her knowledge of and commitment to environmental protections and clean energy. It is expected thar Haaland will bring perspective on other issues like land and water conservation, renewable energy, public lands and federal parks.