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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.)

  • District: 1st District, Central -- Albuquerque
  • Residence: Albuquerque
  • Born: October 24, 1959; Los Alamos, N.M.
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Family: Engaged; two children
  • Education: U. of New Mexico, B.U.S. 1982; U. of New Mexico, J.D. 1987
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: N.M. Aging and Long-term Services Department secretary, 2004-04; N.M. Health Department secretary, 2004-07; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 2008; Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, 2011-12; U.S. House, 2013-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2012 (1st term); Defeated Janice E. Arnold-Jones, R, to succeed Rep. Martin Heinrich, D, who ran for Senate
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Department Operations, Oversight & Nutrition; Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Budget; Oversight & Government Reform (Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements; National Security)

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State Information: 1st District, Central -- Albuquerque

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) 162,924 59.1%
Janice Arnold-Jones (R) 112,473 40.8%
Jeanne Pahls (GREEN) 459 0.2%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 55% Mitt Romney: 40%
2008 Barack Obama: 60% John McCain: 39%

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