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Governor of New Mexico
Seal of the Governor of New Mexico.svg
Seal of the Governor
Michelle Lujan Grisham official photo (cropped 2).jpg
Incumbent
Michelle Lujan Grisham

since January 1, 2019 (2019-01-01)
Style
Residence New Mexico Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once consecutively
Constituting instrument New Mexico Constitution
Precursor
Inaugural holder William C. McDonald
Formation January 14, 1912
(109 years ago)
 (1912-01-14)
Deputy Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
Salary $110,000 (2013)

The governor of New Mexico (Spanish: Gobernador de Nuevo México) is the head of government 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. Responsibilities include making annual State of the State addresses to the New Mexico State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. The officeholder is afforded the courtesy title of The Honorable for life. As noted in the governor's seal, this gubernatorial office is a scion of the Spanish and Mexican governors of Nuevo México (1598) and the governors of the New Mexico Territory (1851). The current governor is Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, who was sworn in as the 32nd governor 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 87)
Toney Anaya 1983–1987 April 29, 1941 (1941-04-29) (age 80)
Garrey Carruthers 1987–1991 August 29, 1939 (1939-08-29) (age 82)
Gary Johnson 1995–2003 January 1, 1953 (1953-01-01) (age 68)
Bill Richardson 2003–2011 November 15, 1947 (1947-11-15) (age 74)
Susana Martinez 2011–2019 July 14, 1959 (1959-07-14) (age 62)
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