Who is Michelle Lujan Grisham?
Michelle Lujan Grisham (born: Michelle Lynn Lujan) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 32nd Governor of New Mexico. From 2013 to 2018, Lujan represented New Mexico’s 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.
Michelle became the first Democratic woman elected as governor of New Mexico on November 6, 2018. She also became the first Democratic Latina elected state chief executive in the history of the United States.
She also served as Secretary of Health of New Mexico (2004–2007). From 2010 to 2012, she served as Bernalillo County Commissioner. She was also elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2012 election, defeating Janice Arnold-Jones.
Michelle was elected the Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in 2016. She won the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Mexico in the 2018 election and went head defeating Republican Steve Pearce, on November 6, 2018. Michelle resigned he House seat in Congress s of December 31, 2018, to assume the governorship of New Mexico the following day.
How Old is Michelle Lujan Grisham?
Lujan Grisham is 60 years old as of 2019. She was born on October 24, 1959, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.
Michelle Lujan Grisham Family
Lujan Grisham was born to Llewellyn “Buddy” Lujan and Sonja. Her father practiced dentistry in his 80s until he died in March 2011 while her mother was a homemaker. Lujan Grisham has a sister who was diagnosed with a brain tumor at the age of two and died at 21.
Michelle has shared that her ancestors have inhabited New Mexico for 12 generations. Lujan Grisham is part of a prominent contemporary political family in New Mexico, many of whose members have served in elected and appointed positions in government. Michelle’s grandfather named Eugene Lujan was Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Her uncle was also Manuel Lujan Jr., served in the US House of Representatives from New Mexico as a Republican. He also served as Secretary of the Interior during the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Manuel Lujan Jr was the named petitioner in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Lujan v. Defenders of Wildlife.
Michelle Lujan Grisham Education
Lujan Grisham attended St. Michael’s High School. She later attended the University of New Mexico (UNM) from where she earned a Bachelor of Science in 1981. At the university, she was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. She earned a Juris Doctor from the UNM School of Law in 1987.
Michelle Lujan Grisham Husband
Lujan married Gregory Alan Grisham in 1982. Grisham died of a brain aneurysm in 2004. Lujan Grisham went ahead filing a wrongful death suit against her husband’s physician. The lawsuit was later dropped.
Michelle Lujan Grisham Daughters
Lujan Grisham and her late husband Gregory have two daughters together, Taylor Grisham, and Erin Grisham.
Michelle Lujan Grisham Fiance – Engaged
Lujan Grisham is engaged to Manny Cordova. Cordova owns Southwest Collision Craftsman.
How Tall is Michelle Lujan Grisham?
Lujan Grisham’s height is not yet disclosed.
Michelle Lujan Grisham Net Worth
Through her political career, Lujan Grisham has earned greatly. However, her net worth is not yet disclosed.