Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico
|Lt. Governor of the State of New Mexico
Lista de Vicegobernadores de Nuevo México
|Term length||Four years|
|First holder||Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca|
|Website||Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico|
The Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico (Spanish: Lista de Vicegobernadores de Nuevo México) is an elected official in the state of New Mexico that ranks just below the Governor of New Mexico. The lieutenant governor is the first person in the order of succession of New Mexico's executive branch.
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|#||Lt. Governor||Took office||Left office||Party||Governor(s) served with||Years in office|
|1||Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca||January 6, 1912||January 1, 1917||Democrat||William C. McDonald||5[note 1]|
|2||Washington E. Lindsey||January 1, 1917||February 18, 1917||Republican||Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca||1 1⁄6[note 2]|
|vacant||February 18, 1917||January 1, 1919||Washington E. Lindsey|
|3||Benjamin F. Pankey||January 1, 1919||January 1, 1921||Republican||Octaviano Ambrosio Larrazolo||2|
|4||William Duckworth||January 1, 1921||January 1, 1923||Republican||Merritt C. Mechem||2|
|5||José A. Baca||January 1, 1923||May 1924||Democrat||James F. Hinkle||1 1⁄3[note 3]|
|vacant||May 1924||January 1, 1925||James F. Hinkle|
|6||Edward G. Sargent||January 1, 1925||January 1, 1929||Republican||Arthur T. Hannett||4|
|Richard C. Dillon|
|7||Hugh B. Woodward||January 1, 1929||July 1929||Republican||Richard C. Dillon||1⁄2[note 4]|
|vacant||July 1929||January 1, 1931||Richard C. Dillon|
|8||Andrew W. Hockenhull||January 1, 1931||September 25, 1933||Democrat||Arthur Seligman||2 3⁄4[note 5]|
|vacant||September 25, 1933||January 1, 1935||Andrew W. Hockenhull|
|9||Louis Cabeza de Baca||January 1, 1935||January 1, 1937||Democrat||Clyde Tingley||2|
|10||Hiram M. Dow||January 1, 1937||January 1, 1939||Democrat||Clyde Tingley||2|
|11||James Murray, Sr.||January 1, 1939||January 1, 1941||Democrat||John E. Miles||2|
|12||Ceferino Quintana||January 1, 1941||January 1, 1943||Democrat||John E. Miles||2|
|13||James B. Jones||January 1, 1943||January 1, 1947||Democrat||John J. Dempsey||4|
|14||Joseph Montoya||January 1, 1947||January 1, 1951||Democrat||Thomas J. Mabry||4|
|15||Tibo J. Chávez||January 1, 1951||January 1, 1955||Democrat||Edwin L. Mechem||4|
|16||Joseph Montoya||January 1, 1955||April 1957||Democrat||John F. Simms||2 1⁄3[note 6]|
|Edwin L. Mechem|
|vacant||April 1957||January 1, 1959||Edwin L. Mechem|
|17||Ed V. Mead||January 1, 1959||January 1, 1961||Democrat||John Burroughs||2|
|18||Tom Bolack||January 1, 1961||November 30, 1962||Democrat||Edwin L. Mechem||1 5⁄6[note 7]|
|vacant||November 30, 1962||January 1, 1963||Tom Bolack|
|19||Mack Easley||January 1, 1963||January 1, 1967||Democrat||Jack M. Campbell||4|
|20||Lee Francis||January 1, 1967||January 1, 1971||Republican||David Cargo||4|
|21||Roberto Mondragón||January 1, 1971||January 1, 1975||Democrat||Bruce King||4|
|22||Robert E. Ferguson||January 1, 1975||January 1, 1979||Democrat||Jerry Apodaca||4|
|23||Roberto Mondragón||January 1, 1979||January 1, 1983||Democrat||Bruce King||4|
|24||Mike Runnels||January 1, 1983||January 1, 1987||Democrat||Toney Anaya||4|
|25||Jack L. Stahl||January 1, 1987||January 1, 1991||Republican||Garrey Carruthers||4|
|26||Casey Luna||January 1, 1991||January 1, 1995||Democrat||Bruce King||4|
|27||Walter D. Bradley||January 1, 1995||January 1, 2003||Republican||Gary Johnson||8|
|28||Diane Denish||January 1, 2003||January 1, 2011||Democrat||Bill Richardson||8[note 8]|
|29||John Sanchez||January 1, 2011||January 1, 2019||Republican||Susana Martinez||8|
|30||Howie Morales||January 1, 2019||Incumbent||Democrat||Michelle Lujan Grisham||1|
Notes[change | change source]
- Since the first state election was in an odd-numbered year (1911), the term lasted five years.
- Succeeded Governor Ca. de Baca on February 18, 1917 after the Governor's death.
- Died in office in May 1924.
- Resigned in July 1929 to accept a U.S. Attorneyship.
- Succeeded Governor Seligman on September 25, 1933 after the Governor's death.
- Resigned in April 1957 to serve as U.S. Representative.
- Succeeded Governor Mechem on November 30, 1962 after the Governor's resignation.
- First female Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.