Governor of New Mexico

head of state and of government of the U.S. state 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
Seal of the Governor
= Michelle Lujan Grisham
Michelle Lujan Grisham

since January 1, 2019
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
Term lengthFour years, can succeed self once; eligible again after 4-year respite
FormationJanuary 6, 1912
DeputyJohn Sanchez
Salary$110,000 (2013)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website

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 governors change

Living former governors of New Mexico change

As of September 2023, there were four former governors of New Mexico living, the oldest being Jerry Apodaca (1975–1979, born 1934). The most recent governor of New Mexico to die and most recent to serve to die was Bill Richardson (2003–2011), who died on September 1, 2023.

Governor Gubernatorial term Date of birth (and age)
Toney Anaya 1983–1987 (1941-04-29) April 29, 1941 (age 82)
Garrey Carruthers 1987–1991 (1939-08-29) August 29, 1939 (age 84)
Gary Johnson 1995–2003 (1953-01-01) January 1, 1953 (age 71)
Susana Martinez 2011–2019 (1959-07-14) July 14, 1959 (age 64)

References change

  1. "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.

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