Susana Martinez

Born:July 14, 1959 (age 65)
Career:Governor of New Mexico, 2011-2019
New Mexico district attorney, 1996-2010
State:New Mexico
Education:B.A., University of Texas at El Paso
J.D., University of Oklahoma-College of Law

Susana Martinez served as New Mexico's governor from 2011-2019, the state's first female governor. She was also the first Latina governor elected in the United States.

Martinez was born July 14, 1959, and grew up in El Paso, 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.

Before serving as governor, Martinez served as the district attorney for the 3rd Judicial District in Doña Ana County in southern New Mexico from 1996-2010.

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