Susana Martinez

Former Governor of New Mexico

Susana Martinez

Susana Martinez

Former Governor of New Mexico

Biography

Susana Martinez was sworn in as governor of New Mexico on January 1, 2011, and re-elected in 2014. She is New Mexico’s first female governor and the first elected Hispanic female governor in U.S. history.

Prior to serving as governor, Martinez was a prosecutor for 25 years. In 1996, she was elected district attorney for the Third Judicial District in Doña Ana County, New Mexico. She was subsequently re-elected three times, holding the position for 14 years, where she personally prosecuted some of the toughest cases, such as physical and sexual child abuse and child homicide. She was twice named New Mexico’s Prosecutor of the Year.

Martinez is married to Chuck Franco. Her stepson, Carlo, is a veteran of U.S. Navy Special Operations. Governor Martinez is the caretaker of her older sister, Lettie, who has cerebral palsy and is developmentally disabled.

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Primary Location

Las Cruces, NM, United States

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

07/14/1959 - El Paso, TX, United States

Age

60

Number of Awards

4

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Director, Real Estate Investments at New Mexico State Investment Council (New Mexico)

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Former Governor of Virginia

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Senator at Office of the Senator from Florida, Rick Scott

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Former Governor of Tennessee

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President at The University of Texas At El Paso

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Member at New Mexico State Investment Council (New Mexico)

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Director at New Mexico State Investment Council (New Mexico)

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Chief Executive Officer at Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc.

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President at The Feinberg Foundation

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Former Service Member at United States Navy

The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. It is larger than the next 13 largest navies combined in terms of battle fleet tonnage, according to one estimate. The U.S. Navy also has the world's largest carrier fleet, with 10 in service, one under construction (two planned), and two in reserve. The service has 317,054 personnel on active duty and 109,671 in the Navy Reserve. It operates 283 ships in active service and more than 3,700 aircraft.

Education
Juris Doctor
Class of 1986

University of Oklahoma College of Law is a school.

Bachelor's Begree in Criminal Justice
Class of 1981

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a four-year state university, and is a component institution of the University of Texas System. It is celebrating its Centennial this year (2014). The school was founded in 1914 as The Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy, and a mineshaft survives on the mountainous desert campus. It became Texas Western College in 1949, and The University of Texas at El Paso in 1967. UTEP is the largest university in the U.S. with a majority Mexican-American student population (about 70%).

Memberships
Member
Current

The Republican Governors Association’s primary mission is to help elect Republicans to governorships throughout the nation, but it is also dedicated to providing governors with the resources to help them govern effectively.

Career History
District Attorney for the Third Judicial District
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2019 - Current

Foundation for Excellence in Education In the past 15 years, school reform has grown from a small, conservative movement to a bi-partisan, national priority. Many organizations now play a key role in furthering reform. Some promote individual policies, such as school choice. Others create a demand for change through public awareness. Founded by former Governor Jeb Bush in 2008, the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s (Excel in Ed) unique contribution is working with decision makers on developing, adopting and implementing reform policies. We are a hands-on, how-to organization that provides model legislation, rule-making expertise, implementation strategies, and public outreach. Our staff has years of experience working with state and local governments, legislative bodies, in the classroom, and with the media. This website supports our mission. We are building a one-stop shop for those working to reform education. It includes a depository of policies from all 50 states, model legislation, research papers, academic data, and media reports. This site will be a constant work in progress as we continually update our content with the latest in education reform. The following list briefly describes our current content areas: Mission & History: An introduction to our mission, our history, our staff, job opportunities and contact information. Reform Agenda: The policies the Foundation advocates for to transform American education to a high-quality, student-centered system. State of Reform: A breakdown of reforms passed by each state. Users can select reforms from other states they would like to adopt, and store them in a personalized “Reformer Toolbox.” Policy Library: A depository for model legislation, academic research, reports, videos and position papers. We also include short profiles of the nation’s leading reformers. Reformer Toolbox: A personalized toolbox to help you set up your own legislative agenda that you can add to with resources to aid policy development, advocacy and implementation. Newsroom: The latest in education and reform news from around the country from our EdFlyBlog and EdFly web sites, as well as Foundation announcements and news. Student Achievement: A simple and quick way to compare academic progress in the states, using test scores from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). About Us Mission & History Team Reform Agenda Contact Meet Our Donors Donate View the map Support the reform movement. Click here to learn more » Excellence in Action

Chair
Prior

The Republican Governors Association’s primary mission is to help elect Republicans to governorships throughout the nation, but it is also dedicated to providing governors with the resources to help them govern effectively.

Member, Board of Visitors & Governors
Prior

TO PROVIDE POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Chair
Current

Founded in 1958, the New Mexico State Investment Council in an investment advisor located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The council is a non-cabinet level agency reporting to the Governor of New Mexico. They manage the assets of the Land Grant Permanent Fund, the Severance Tax Permanent Fund, all political subdivisions of New Mexico, the New Mexico Finance Authority, the Tobacco Settlement Permanent Fund, the Water Trust Permanent Fund and other state agencies.

Political Donations
Political Donations Received
$100
2013
$5,200
2013
$1,000
2013
Advisors
Advisor

Former Deputy Chief of Staff at New Mexico Office of the Governor, Susana Martinez

Advisor
Awards & Honors
2013
TIME - 100 Most Influential People in the World
2011
Hispanic Business Magazine's Business Woman of the Year
2010
New Mexico - Prosecutor of the Year
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