Ben Ray Luján

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Ben Ray Luján
Ben Ray Lujan, 117th Congress portrait.jpg
United States Senator
from New Mexico
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byTom Udall
Assistant Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2021
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byJim Clyburn
Succeeded byKatherine Clark
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2021
Preceded byTom Udall
Succeeded byTeresa Leger Fernandez
Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded bySteve Israel
Succeeded byCheri Bustos
Member of the
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
from the 3rd district
In office
January 3, 2005 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byJerome D. Block[1]
Succeeded byJerome Block Jr.
Personal details
Born (1972-06-07) June 7, 1972 (age 48)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
RelativesBen Luján (Father)
EducationNew Mexico Highlands University (BBA)
WebsiteHouse website

Ben Ray Luján (/ˈlhɑːn/;[2] born June 7, 1972) is an American politician. He is the junior United States Senator from New Mexico since 2021. He was the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district from 2009 until 2021. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

On April 1, 2019, he announced his plans to run for the United States Senate to replace the retiring Tom Udall in 2020.[3] In November 2020, he was elected U.S. Senator.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Our Campaigns - NM Public Regulation Commissioner 03 Race - Nov 02, 2004". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. As pronounced by himself in "Acequia". Archived February 13, 2017, at the Wayback Machine
  3. Arkin, James. "Luján announces Senate run in New Mexico". POLITICO.

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