Some 50 people came through the doors to meet up with Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez Sunday afternoon along with California Congressman Ted Lieu during a special event at the Democratic Party Headquarters in Central Park Square. Photo Courtesy DPLA
Catching up with Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez, far left, as she took a break to color with the kids, are, from left, Lauren Coupland, Secili Keeler and Los Alamos Municipal Judge Elizabeth Allen during a special meet and greet that embraced young families and youth. Photo Courtesy DPLA
BY MAIRE O’NEILL
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez was joined by California Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) early Sunday afternoon at a special meet and greet event at the local Democratic Party Headquarters next to Origami in Central Park Square.
Catherine Ozment, Los Alamos County Democratic Party Chair, who took the opportunity to invite the two special visitors to the HQ event, said she is always trying to find ways to reach out to young families with children and provide ways for them to attend these types of events.
“Sunday’s event was that combination of planning, hard work, and good luck you always hope for. We had more than 50 people of all ages stop by to chat. We had arranged for Los Alamos STEAM Lab to be available for youth ages 5 and up and teacher Secilli Keeler agreed to hang out on site with younger kids while we hosted refreshments at HQ. Congressman Ted Lieu said it was his first Frito pie,” said Ozment who has been Party chair since 2019.
She said Congresswoman Leger Fernandez appeared to be quite at home as she colored with children on the floor while catching up with parents and supporters.
“It was an honor that the Congresswoman who is the Chair of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States was here with us in Los Alamos on the eve of Indigenous People’s Day,” Ozment said.
Before citing his support for his colleague, Ozment said Congressman Lieu publicly praised the local HQ saying he had been to a lot of Democratic headquarters but that the DPLA HQ is hands down the coolest one he has been to.
“In the course of an hour I’ve learned about quantum entanglement theory, I’ve learned about the mathematical modeling of diseases, and I’ve learned about the remediation of the Manhattan Project. It felt like I was in graduate school,” Congressman Lieu said.
Congressman Ted Lieu of California talks with Los Alamos Democrats Julie Walker, Aaron Walker, and Grant Harding. Photo Courtesy DPLA
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez chats with Maddy Lueninghoener during Sunday’s meet and greet event. Photo Courtesy DPLA
Congressman Ted Lieu of California and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez stopped the Samizdat Bookstore & Teahouse in Central Park Square Sunday afternoon to meet owner Jill Lang. Photo Courtesy DPLA
Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez chats with Los Alamos STEAM Lab owner Lis Lueninghoener, right, and her daughter Madeline. Photo Courtesy DPLA
Congressman Ted Lieu and Congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez Sunday afternoon at DPLAC Headquarters in Central Park Square. Photo Courtesy DPLA