CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELLE LUJAN GRISHAM – NM, 1ST District
Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham is a 12th generation New Mexican whose family has a long history of public service. Her grandfather was the first Hispanic Justice on the State Supreme Court; and her father was a dentist in Santa Fe who worked in one of the state’s first public-health practices.
Before being elected to serve in the 113th Congress, Michelle worked for the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly program of the State Bar of New Mexico, where she helped protect seniors from scam artists, safeguard them from abuse and neglect, and helped them remain in their homes. As a result of that advocacy, she was appointed to head the State Agency on Aging and became the state’s first Secretary of Aging and Long-Term Services after she worked to elevate the agency into a Cabinet-level Department. She later served as New Mexico’s Secretary of Health and was elected to the Bernalillo County Commission. Michelle was elected by 59 percent of voters in 2012 to represent New Mexico’s 1stCongressional District.