List of Governors of New Mexico facts for kids
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Twenty-seven individuals have held the office of governor of New Mexico since the state's admission to the Union in 1912, two of whom—Edwin L. Mechem and Bruce King—served three non-consecutive terms. William C. McDonald, the first governor, took office on January 6, 1912. The current officeholder is Susana Martinez, who took office on January 1, 2011, as the first elected female governor of the state. Governors are limited to two consecutive terms but a former governor is eligible for re-election after an intervening governor's term expires.
Other high offices held
This is a table of the higher federal offices and other governorships held by governors. All representatives and senators represented New Mexico. * denotes offices that the governor resigned to take.
|Governor||Gubernatorial term||Higher offices held|
|Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo||1919–1921||U.S. Senator|
|John E. Miles||1939–1943||U.S. Representative|
|John J. Dempsey||1943–1947||U.S. Representative|
|Edwin L. Mechem||1951–1955
|Bill Richardson||2003–2011||U.S. Representative, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ambassador to the United Nations|
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