Meet New Mexico’s first female governor


  1. Abq_Dude says:

    Well, whatever happens, NM will have it’s first elected woman governor (finally), and hopefully, we will see a different direction than the usual good ole BOY / patron politics!

  2. jivaro99 says:

    Heath, she was not Governor, only acting Governor for the short period of two weeks and she did not dictate any policy while she was holding the seat.

  3. Heath Haussamen says:

    Ha! I just got an e-mail reminding me that Mary Herrera served as acting guv a couple of times while Richardson and Denish were both out of state. I’m just going to leave this comment, rather than updating the post again, because the point is the same: Other women have served as acting governor before, but no woman has ever been elected governor of New Mexico — and that’s the critical point. And no Hispanic woman has ever been elected governor in any state in the nation.

  4. Heath Haussamen says:

    LOL! True Paul… thanks for pushing me to be more exact in my language.

  5. Paul Sandman says:

    In that case Diane Denish has been the Governor many times.

  6. Hemingway says:

    Great story!!!!!!!!!!!!