Governor of New Mexico facts for kids
|Governor of New Mexico|
Seal of the Governor
|Term length||Four years, can succeed self once; eligible again after 4-year respite|
|Formation||January 6, 1912|
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.
Living former U.S. governors of New Mexico
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 U.S. governor of New Mexico to die was David Cargo (1967–1971), who died on July 5, 2013. The most recently serving U.S. 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|
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