Michelle Lujan Grisham

New Mexico

Elected New Mexico’s 32rd governor in 2018.

Early Years: The 12th-generation New Mexican was born in Los Alamos in 1959.

Education: Received an undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, and a law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

Career: Prior to serving three terms in Congress, Gov. Lujan Grisham served as a cabinet secretary for three different New Mexico governors. She also started her own small business and was elected as a Bernalillo County Commissioner. On Nov. 6, 2018, she became the first Democratic Latina elected state chief executive in the history of the United States.

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About New Mexico

Nickname: Land of Enchantment

Capital: Santa Fe

Population: 2.08 million

Size: The state covers 121,589 square miles

Economic drivers: Oil and gas production, tourism

Did you know? In the 11th and 12th centuries A.D., Chaco Canyon was the center of a regional system covering over 40,000 square miles.

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