- Name: Susana Martinez
- Born: 07/14/1959 (61 years old)
Susana Martinez (born July 14, 1959) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 31st governor of New Mexico from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, she served as chair of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) from 2015 to 2016. She is the first female Governor of New Mexico and first Hispanic female governor in the United States.
Birth Place: El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Susana Martinez quotes :
We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, 'I'll be damned. we're Republicans.'Susana Martinez
I fear some of our leaders today have lost the courage to stand up. What we have now are politicians. They won't offer real plans, and only stand up when they want to blame someone else.Susana Martinez
As the first Hispanic female governor in history, little girls often come up to me in the grocery store or the mall. They look and point, and when they get the courage, they ask 'Are you Susana?' and they run up and give me a hug.Susana Martinez
At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic church bingos. Now my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum.Susana Martinez
My dad was a golden gloves boxer in the Marine Corps, then a deputy sheriff. My mom worked as an office assistant.Susana Martinez
I hope I've been able to show other young girls that as long as you work hard and you're committed to fight for your education, that anything's possible.Susana Martinez
My parents taught me to never give up and to always believe that my future could be whatever I dreamt it to be.Susana Martinez