Representative Derrick Lente is a member of both the Isleta and Sandia Pueblo. After earning his degree in Intercultural Communications and English, he went on to earn his JD from UNM School of Law, specializing in Federal Indian Law. Representative Lente owned and operated his own small business from 2008 -2013, and now focuses on the operations of his family farm and ranch enterprise.
Representative Lente Represents House District 65, serving portions Rio Arriba, Sandoval and San Juan Counties. He currently a member of House Business & Industry Committee and House State Government, Indian & Veterans Affairs Committee.