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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)

U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan Grisham, a 12th-generation New Mexican, has dedicated her life to serving her community, fighting for seniors and veterans, and building an economy that works for all New Mexicans She has built a reputation—both in New Mexico and in Congress—as a hardworking representative who always puts her constituents first.

During her first term, Representative Grisham stood up for veterans and their families; protected good-paying jobs at Kirtland Air Force Base; and held bureaucrats accountable for cleaning up a jet-fuel spill that threatened the drinking water. She also passed legislation to invest in appropriate training for police, protect the Sandia Mountains, and restore $16 million to rebuild an elementary school that serves at-risk kids.

A longtime advocate for the most vulnerable citizens, Representative Grisham is working to lift the state out of poverty by creating opportunities for New Mexico families. She is pushing an ambitious plan, called CARE Corps, that would provide support for family caregivers and help meet the growing demand for the care of aging and disabled Americans.
A former small-business owner, Bernalillo County Commissioner, Secretary of Health, and Secretary of Aging and Long-Term Services, Representative Grisham now serves on the three committees in the House of Representatives: Budget, Agriculture, and Oversight and Government Reform. She was also selected by her colleagues to serve as 1st Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.