Michelle Lujan Grisham

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Michelle Lujan Grisham
32nd Governor of New Mexico
Assumed office
January 1, 2019
LieutenantHowie Morales
Preceded bySusana Martinez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2013 – December 31, 2018
Preceded byMartin Heinrich
Succeeded byDeb Haaland
Secretary of Health of New Mexico
In office
August 2004 – June 2007
GovernorBill Richardson
Preceded byPatricia Montoya
Succeeded byAlfredo Vigil
Personal details
Michelle Lynn Lujan

(1959-10-24) October 24, 1959 (age 64)
Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Gregory Grisham (deceased)
EducationUniversity of New Mexico (BS, JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham (/ˈlhɑːn ˈɡrɪʃəm/; born October 24, 1959) is an American lawyer and politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[1] Lujan Grisham is the 32nd and current Governor of New Mexico since January 1, 2019.

She was the U.S. Representative for New Mexico's 1st congressional district from 2013 to 2018.

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.

Her uncle is former Republican Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former U.S. Representative Manuel Lujan, Jr..

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.[2] In 2021, she paid $62,500 to the staffer following a lawsuit.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bernal, Rafael (December 1, 2016). "Hispanic Caucus picks new leadership". The Hill. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Elisha Fieldstadt (April 15, 2021). "New Mexico governor pays $62,500 to former staffer in sexual harassment settlement". nbcnews.com. Retrieved April 15, 2021.