Monica Gomez was born in El Paso, Texas and grew up in New Mexico politics. She was exposed to campaigns from a very early age, sometimes spending her birthdays at primary election parties.
Monica volunteered on her first political campaign as a 16-year-old freshman in college. She has been actively involved with the New Mexico Democratic Party since the 2004 Presidential Election, serving as a state central committee member, chair and vice-chair of the New Mexico College Democrats and a committee member of the Hispanic Caucus of the College Democrats of America.
One of her most notable wins was the defeat of an eighteen-year incumbent to elect her father to the New Mexico House of Representative in 2014. In 2016, she moved into Texas politics, serving as the campaign manager for State Rep. Lina Ortega’s primary race (HD-77). She later returned for the general election to manage State Rep. Victoria Neave’s successful campaign in Dallas (HD-107), one of the closest races in the state.
Currently, Monica serves as the Political Director of Annie’s List. Where she has worked with over a hundred candidates and helped secure victories for 37 Democratic women. Annie’s List recruits trains, invests, and elects progressive, pro-choice women to state and local office in Texas.
She holds two undergraduate degrees from New Mexico State University, where she is working to finish two graduate degrees. In her spare time, Monica enjoys flower arranging and is a regionally ranked floral designer.