Governor of New Mexico
The Governor of the State of New Mexico is the chief executive of the state of New Mexico. The governor is the head of the executive branch of New Mexico's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. They also make annual State of the State addresses to the New Mexico State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced.
|Governor of New Mexico|
Michelle Lujan Grisham
since January 1, 2019
|Term length||Four years, can succeed self once; eligible again after 4-year respite|
|Formation||January 6, 1912|
The current governor is Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat. Grisham won the November 2018 gubernatorial election and was sworn in as the 32nd Governor of the state of New Mexico on January 1, 2019.
List of governorsEdit
Living former governors of New MexicoEdit
As of January 2019[update], there were six former governors of New Mexico living, the oldest being Jerry Apodaca (1975–1979, born 1934). The most recent governor of New Mexico to die was David Cargo (1967–1971), who died on July 5, 2013. The most recently serving governor of New Mexico to die was Bruce King (1971–1975, 1979–1983, 1991–1995), who died on November 13, 2009.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Date of birth (and age)|
|Jerry Apodaca||1975–1979||October 3, 1934|
|Toney Anaya||1983–1987||April 29, 1941|
|Garrey Carruthers||1987–1991||August 29, 1939|
|Gary Johnson||1995–2003||January 1, 1953|
|Bill Richardson||2003–2011||November 15, 1947|
|Susana Martinez||2011–2019||July 14, 1959|
- ↑ "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.