Michelle Lujan Grisham
|32nd Governor of New Mexico|
|Assumed office |
January 1, 2019
|Preceded by||Susana Martinez|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New Mexico's 1st district
January 3, 2013 – December 31, 2018
|Preceded by||Martin Heinrich|
|Succeeded by||Deb Haaland|
|Secretary of Health of New Mexico|
August 2004 – June 2007
|Preceded by||Patricia Montoya|
|Succeeded by||Alfredo Vigil|
Michelle Lynn Lujan
October 24, 1959
Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Gregory Grisham (deceased)|
|Education||University of New Mexico (BS, JD)|
Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham (/ /; born October 24, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Lujan Grisham is the 32nd and current Governor of New Mexico since January 1, 2019.
Lujan Grisham has announced her candidacy for Governor of New Mexico in the 2018 election. She won the Democratic nomination on June 5, 2018. She defeated Republican Steve Pearce in the general election.
In 2019, a campaign staffer accused Lujan Grisham of sexual misconduct after she reportedly poured water on the staffer's pants and grabbed his penis-area. In 2021, she paid $62,500 to the staffer following a lawsuit.
References[change | change source]
- Bernal, Rafael (December 1, 2016). "Hispanic Caucus picks new leadership". The Hill. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
- Elisha Fieldstadt (April 15, 2021). "New Mexico governor pays $62,500 to former staffer in sexual harassment settlement". nbcnews.com. Retrieved April 15, 2021.