Susana Martinez

Born:July 14, 1959 (age 59)
Career:Governor of New Mexico, 2011-2019
New Mexico district attorney, 1996-2010
State:New Mexico
Party:Republican
Education:University of Texas at El Paso
University of Oklahoma-College of Law

Susana Martinez served as New Mexico's governor from 2011 to 2019, the state's first female governor. She was also the first Latina governor elected in the United States, and the first female Hispanic chair of the Republican Governors Association.

Martinez was born July 14, 1959, in Rio Grande Valley, Texas. After completing her bachelor's degree at the University of Texas at El Paso, Martinez earned her law degree from the University of Oklahoma-College of Law.

Formerly, Martinez served as the district attorney for the 3rd Judicial District in Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico. She was re-elected three times, serving 14 years as district attorney from 1996 to 2010.

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