Michele Lynn Lujan was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico back in 1959 to Llewelyn and Sonja. She graduated for St. Michael’s High School. Continuing her education at the University of New Mexico where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1981.the following year she married Gregory, but continued her education earning a Juris Doctor degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.
She served as the Director of New Mexico’s Agency on Aging under three Governors. In 2004, she was named as New Mexico’s Secretary of Health until 2007. In 2012, she was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives.
In 2016, she assumed the governorship of New Mexico. What you may not know about Michele Lynn Lujan Grisham is that she is the first Democratic woman elected as governor of New Mexico as well as the first Democratic Latina elected state chief executive in the history of the United States.
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