Heather manages Common Cause New Mexico’s Money in Politics campaigns, including municipal and statewide initiatives; collaborating with coalition members; participating in strategy development and policy initiative campaigns; and leads on the day-to-day operations of the campaign including coalition building and elected official outreach.
Before joining Common Cause, Heather Ferguson was the paralegal to the president of the second largest defense law firm in Albuquerque.
Earlier in her career, she was the Legislative Director of Animal Protection Voters, where she guided several legislative initiatives for increased penalties for animal cruelty, animal fighting, and funding for the handling of cruelty cases by law enforcement.
She has extensive political experience, having also worked on various federal, state and municipal campaigns over the past 17 years.
She is a graduate and class valedictorian of Emerge, a national political campaign education program. Heather graduated with honors from the University California at Los Angeles with a B.A. in Biogeography.