Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico

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Lt. Governor of the State of New Mexico
Lista de Vicegobernadores de Nuevo México
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Incumbent
Howie Morales

since January 1, 2019
Term lengthFour years
Formation1912
First holderEzequiel Cabeza De Baca
WebsiteLieutenant 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.

List[change | change source]

  Democratic (20)   Republican (10)

# 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 16[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 13[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 12[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 34[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 13[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 56[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]

  1. Since the first state election was in an odd-numbered year (1911), the term lasted five years.
  2. Succeeded Governor Ca. de Baca on February 18, 1917 after the Governor's death.
  3. Died in office in May 1924.
  4. Resigned in July 1929 to accept a U.S. Attorneyship.
  5. Succeeded Governor Seligman on September 25, 1933 after the Governor's death.
  6. Resigned in April 1957 to serve as U.S. Representative.
  7. Succeeded Governor Mechem on November 30, 1962 after the Governor's resignation.
  8. First female Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.