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Governor of New Mexico
Seal of the Governor of New Mexico.png
Seal of the Governor
= Michelle Lujan Grisham
Michelle Lujan Grisham

since January 1, 2019
Style The Honorable
Residence Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, can succeed self once; eligible again after 4-year respite
Formation January 6, 1912
Deputy John Sanchez
Salary $110,000 (2013)

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.

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.

Living former U.S. governors of New Mexico

As of January 2019, 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 (1934-10-03) (age 86)
Toney Anaya 1983–1987 April 29, 1941 (1941-04-29) (age 79)
Garrey Carruthers 1987–1991 August 29, 1939 (1939-08-29) (age 81)
Gary Johnson 1995–2003 January 1, 1953 (1953-01-01) (age 67)
Bill Richardson 2003–2011 November 15, 1947 (1947-11-15) (age 72)
Susana Martinez 2011–2019 July 14, 1959 (1959-07-14) (age 61)
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