Tuesday, June 10, 2014

THE PRAIRIE EDITOR: Susana Martinez!

The governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez, has been
gaining national attention in recent years. First elected
governor in 2010, she had spent the previous 25 years as
a public prosecutor, including three terms as the elected
district attorney in her home county. She was the first
Hispanic woman elected a state governor in the nation.

Enormously popular in her home state, she is heavily
favored to win re-election this year. A divorced Roman
Catholic, she has remarried, and has one son. She is
54 years old and an attorney. She has been a consistent
pro-life economic conservative who advocates reduced
government spending and lower taxes.

In 2012, she was frequently mentioned as a possible
Republican vice presidential choice, but in 2016, she will
likely be one of the front runners for the post, no matter
who the GOP nominee is. There is also some political
speculation that she could be a dark horse presidential
candidate herself.

With the growing likelihood that Hillary Clinton will be
the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, Governor
Martinez becomes one of the logical frontrunners to be
on the Republican ticket.

Martinez’s parents were legal immigrants to the U.S.,
and her great grandfather was the legendary revolutionary
general of the 1910 Mexican revolution, Toribio Ortega,
who led one of the first bands to take up arms that year
against the Mexican dictator.

Since it is so very early in the 2016 presidential race,
especially in the contest for the Republican nomination,
it is particularly speculative to discuss possible GOP
vice presidential nominees. But Governor Susana
Maritnez’s background, experience and public record are
so pertinent to likely GOP aspirations in the next election
for control of the White House, it seems inevitable that
Americans of all parties will now become much more
familiar with this formidable American political figure in
the months ahead.

Mark my words.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Barry Casselman. All rights reserved.

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