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Governor Susana Martinez

Former Governor of New Mexico; Nation's First Hispanic Female Governor

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 Governor Susana Martinez Biography

A skilled and respected prosecutor, Susana Martinez was elected Governor of New Mexico, where she worked across party lines to turn the state’s largest budget deficit into a record surplus, slashed the unemployment rate, and increased the high school graduation rate by 11 percentage points to an all-time high.

In 2010, Susana Martinez was elected governor of the State of New Mexico. She became New Mexico’s first female governor and the first Hispanic female governor in the history of the United States. Prior to being elected governor, Martinez was a prosecutor for 25 years along the nation’s southern border and served as Doña Ana County’s elected district attorney for over half that time. As her county’s top criminal prosecutor, she specialized throughout her career in child abuse and sexual abuse cases.

A hard-charging education reformer and budget hawk, Martinez is an optimistic conservative leader who worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to put the state’s fiscal house in order, raise academic standards and graduation rates, and usher in a true economic turnaround in New Mexico. As governor, she prioritized keeping New Mexico’s communities safe, ensuring all students receive a high-quality education, and diversifying and growing the state’s economy.

In 2014, Governor Martinez won re-election in New Mexico by the largest margin of any Republican gubernatorial candidate in modern history, earning substantial support from Democratic and Independent voters in rural and urban areas alike. She served alongside a Democratically-controlled Legislature throughout her time in office, with the exception of a two-year period of Republican control of one chamber.

She has been named to Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the World and served as a Chairman and long-time executive committee member of the Republican Governors Association (RGA). During her chairmanship, she broke RGA fundraising records and, at the conclusion of her term, Republicans held the greatest number of gubernatorial offices in U.S. history.

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  • “En America, Todo es Posible!”: A Defense of the American Dream

    For Susana Martinez, the American Dream is the story of her life. A little girl who grew up along the southern border and packed a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum as a security guard for her parent’s small business, Susana went to law school, became a well-known prosecutor and advocate for abused children and sexual abuse survivors, and was later elected New Mexico’s first female governor and the first Hispanic female governor in our nation’s history. She passionately defends the notion that the promise of America must always be the possibility of a better life and brighter tomorrow – and discusses threats to this promise that we must confront today. Due in part to her youthful sass, Susana was dubbed “la abogadita” or “little lawyer” by her grandmother – foretelling her successful career in law enforcement as an elected district attorney. Her father served in the Marine Corps and was a Golden Gloves boxing champion, and her great grandfather served as a general under Pancho Villa and fired the first shots of the Mexican Revolution. Courage and determination is in her blood, and serving others has been her life’s calling. Hear her inspiring story and moving perspective on how to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live their own American Dream.

  • Holding the Line: Restoring Fiscal Sanity in Government

    A budget hawk with no patience for government excess, Susana Martinez turned a record-setting budget deficit into a record-setting surplus as New Mexico’s governor – cutting taxes and fees more than 60 times, vetoing a billion dollars in tax increases, cutting wasteful spending, and restraining government growth. Susana shares the budget-making philosophy that helped her energy-rich state weather a crash in energy prices, contributed to a more welcoming business environment, and set New Mexico on a course toward greater economic diversification. The only A+ rated governor on the Cato Institute’s latest Fiscal Report Card, Susana explains how strong fiscal leadership is necessary to drive innovation in government, limit corruption, and re-focus priorities.

  • Issues of the Day: Finding Solutions and Common Ground in a Diverse, Polarized Nation

    Drawing on her experience as a two-term, Hispanic governor of a majority-minority state, Susana Martinez shares her unique perspective on America’s future. A former Democrat who once famously remarked to her husband, “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans!”, Susana comfortably channels the aspirations and frustrations of the American people in calling for an elevated and results-oriented discourse on the topics that so easily divide our country today. Rejecting tribalism and political labels, Susana urges a renewed, bipartisan focus on the issues that have, for decades, been emblematic of American excellence and leadership in the world: a dynamic and innovative economy, a strong well-trained military, an unbending commitment to democratic values and human rights, and an opportunity for every child to receive a quality education and live the same American Dream that she has been blessed to experience.

  • It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

    States are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy.” True enough, says former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, but perhaps more specifically, states are increasingly becoming the central battlefields for our nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights, in part due to dysfunction in the nation’s capital. If bipartisan problem-solving doesn’t happen in our statehouses, if polarization permeates state legislatures, and if reform and innovation are stifled by powerful special interests, what does the future hold? Most states must balance their budgets, state-level policies drive the delivery and oversight of public education, key health care decisions – like Medicaid expansion – are left to the states, states must compete with one another for jobs and business investment, and states are quite literally on the front line in responding to natural disasters and crises of all kinds. A hard-charging education reformer from an energy-rich western state, Susana discusses how to navigate these and other issues and describes the kind of indispensable executive leadership it takes to make progress in today’s political climate.

  • It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

    States are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy.” True enough, says former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, but perhaps more specifically, states are increasingly becoming the central battlefields for our nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights, in part due to dysfunction in the nation’s capital. If bipartisan problem-solving doesn’t happen in our statehouses, if polarization permeates state legislatures, and if reform and innovation are stifled by powerful special interests, what does the future hold? Most states must balance their budgets, state-level policies drive the delivery and oversight of public education, key health care decisions – like Medicaid expansion – are left to the states, states must compete with one another for jobs and business investment, and states are quite literally on the front line in responding to natural disasters and crises of all kinds. A hard-charging education reformer from an energy-rich western state, Susana discusses how to navigate these and other issues and describes the kind of indispensable executive leadership it takes to make progress in today’s political climate.

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Governor Susana Martinez

Former Governor of New Mexico; Nation's First Hispanic Female Governor

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Albuquerque, NM, USA
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Governor Susana Martinez Biography

A skilled and respected prosecutor, Susana Martinez was elected Governor of New Mexico, where she worked across party lines to turn the state’s largest budget deficit into a record surplus, slashed the unemployment rate, and increased the high school graduation rate by 11 percentage points to an all-time high.

In 2010, Susana Martinez was elected governor of the State of New Mexico. She became New Mexico’s first female governor and the first Hispanic female governor in the history of the United States. Prior to being elected governor, Martinez was a prosecutor for 25 years along the nation’s southern border and served as Doña Ana County’s elected district attorney for over half that time. As her county’s top criminal prosecutor, she specialized throughout her career in child abuse and sexual abuse cases.

A hard-charging education reformer and budget hawk, Martinez is an optimistic conservative leader who worked with Republicans and Democrats alike to put the state’s fiscal house in order, raise academic standards and graduation rates, and usher in a true economic turnaround in New Mexico. As governor, she prioritized keeping New Mexico’s communities safe, ensuring all students receive a high-quality education, and diversifying and growing the state’s economy.

In 2014, Governor Martinez won re-election in New Mexico by the largest margin of any Republican gubernatorial candidate in modern history, earning substantial support from Democratic and Independent voters in rural and urban areas alike. She served alongside a Democratically-controlled Legislature throughout her time in office, with the exception of a two-year period of Republican control of one chamber.

She has been named to Time Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in the World and served as a Chairman and long-time executive committee member of the Republican Governors Association (RGA). During her chairmanship, she broke RGA fundraising records and, at the conclusion of her term, Republicans held the greatest number of gubernatorial offices in U.S. history.

Governor Susana Martinez Videos

  • Gov. Susana Martinez: In America, Everything is Possible
    New Mexico governor Susana Martinez spoke to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, addressing the need for a real debate on the issues....
  • Susana Martinez victory speech
    Susana Martinez was elected governor of New Mexico on Nov. 2, 2010, defeating Lt. Gov Diane Denish. This video was shot during her victory speech in...

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Governor Susana Martinez Speaking Topics

  • “En America, Todo es Posible!”: A Defense of the American Dream

    For Susana Martinez, the American Dream is the story of her life. A little girl who grew up along the southern border and packed a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum as a security guard for her parent’s small business, Susana went to law school, became a well-known prosecutor and advocate for abused children and sexual abuse survivors, and was later elected New Mexico’s first female governor and the first Hispanic female governor in our nation’s history. She passionately defends the notion that the promise of America must always be the possibility of a better life and brighter tomorrow – and discusses threats to this promise that we must confront today. Due in part to her youthful sass, Susana was dubbed “la abogadita” or “little lawyer” by her grandmother – foretelling her successful career in law enforcement as an elected district attorney. Her father served in the Marine Corps and was a Golden Gloves boxing champion, and her great grandfather served as a general under Pancho Villa and fired the first shots of the Mexican Revolution. Courage and determination is in her blood, and serving others has been her life’s calling. Hear her inspiring story and moving perspective on how to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live their own American Dream.

  • Holding the Line: Restoring Fiscal Sanity in Government

    A budget hawk with no patience for government excess, Susana Martinez turned a record-setting budget deficit into a record-setting surplus as New Mexico’s governor – cutting taxes and fees more than 60 times, vetoing a billion dollars in tax increases, cutting wasteful spending, and restraining government growth. Susana shares the budget-making philosophy that helped her energy-rich state weather a crash in energy prices, contributed to a more welcoming business environment, and set New Mexico on a course toward greater economic diversification. The only A+ rated governor on the Cato Institute’s latest Fiscal Report Card, Susana explains how strong fiscal leadership is necessary to drive innovation in government, limit corruption, and re-focus priorities.

  • Issues of the Day: Finding Solutions and Common Ground in a Diverse, Polarized Nation

    Drawing on her experience as a two-term, Hispanic governor of a majority-minority state, Susana Martinez shares her unique perspective on America’s future. A former Democrat who once famously remarked to her husband, “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans!”, Susana comfortably channels the aspirations and frustrations of the American people in calling for an elevated and results-oriented discourse on the topics that so easily divide our country today. Rejecting tribalism and political labels, Susana urges a renewed, bipartisan focus on the issues that have, for decades, been emblematic of American excellence and leadership in the world: a dynamic and innovative economy, a strong well-trained military, an unbending commitment to democratic values and human rights, and an opportunity for every child to receive a quality education and live the same American Dream that she has been blessed to experience.

  • It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

    States are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy.” True enough, says former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, but perhaps more specifically, states are increasingly becoming the central battlefields for our nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights, in part due to dysfunction in the nation’s capital. If bipartisan problem-solving doesn’t happen in our statehouses, if polarization permeates state legislatures, and if reform and innovation are stifled by powerful special interests, what does the future hold? Most states must balance their budgets, state-level policies drive the delivery and oversight of public education, key health care decisions – like Medicaid expansion – are left to the states, states must compete with one another for jobs and business investment, and states are quite literally on the front line in responding to natural disasters and crises of all kinds. A hard-charging education reformer from an energy-rich western state, Susana discusses how to navigate these and other issues and describes the kind of indispensable executive leadership it takes to make progress in today’s political climate.

  • It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

    States are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy.” True enough, says former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, but perhaps more specifically, states are increasingly becoming the central battlefields for our nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights, in part due to dysfunction in the nation’s capital. If bipartisan problem-solving doesn’t happen in our statehouses, if polarization permeates state legislatures, and if reform and innovation are stifled by powerful special interests, what does the future hold? Most states must balance their budgets, state-level policies drive the delivery and oversight of public education, key health care decisions – like Medicaid expansion – are left to the states, states must compete with one another for jobs and business investment, and states are quite literally on the front line in responding to natural disasters and crises of all kinds. A hard-charging education reformer from an energy-rich western state, Susana discusses how to navigate these and other issues and describes the kind of indispensable executive leadership it takes to make progress in today’s political climate.

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  • How to book Governor Susana Martinez?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Governor Susana Martinez for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Governor Susana Martinez, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Governor Susana Martinez or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Governor Susana Martinez?

    Booking fees for Governor Susana Martinez, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Governor Susana Martinez, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Governor Susana Martinez?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Governor Susana Martinez for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Governor Susana Martinez for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Governor Susana Martinez or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Governor Susana Martinez or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Governor Susana Martinez is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as “En America, Todo es Posible!”: A Defense of the American Dream, Holding the Line: Restoring Fiscal Sanity in Government, Issues of the Day: Finding Solutions and Common Ground in a Diverse, Polarized Nation, It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States and It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States. The estimated speaking fee range to book Governor Susana Martinez for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Governor Susana Martinez generally travels from Albuquerque, NM, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Maria Teresa Kumar, Anna Escobedo Cabral, Dolores Huerta, Rosie Rios and Olga Custodio. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Governor Susana Martinez for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Governor Susana Martinez Speaker Videos

  • Gov. Susana Martinez: In America, Everything is Possible
    New Mexico governor Susana Martinez spoke to the Republican National Convention Wednesday night, addressing the need for a real debate on the issues. "It is the responsibility of both parties to...
    Susana Martinez victory speech
    Susana Martinez was elected governor of New Mexico on Nov. 2, 2010, defeating Lt. Gov Diane Denish. This video was shot during her victory speech in Las Cruces, New Mexico shortly after Denish...

Governor Susana Martinez Speaking Topics

  • “En America, Todo es Posible!”: A Defense of the American Dream

    For Susana Martinez, the American Dream is the story of her life. A little girl who grew up along the southern border and packed a Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum as a security guard for her parent’s small business, Susana went to law school, became a well-known prosecutor and advocate for abused children and sexual abuse survivors, and was later elected New Mexico’s first female governor and the first Hispanic female governor in our nation’s history. She passionately defends the notion that the promise of America must always be the possibility of a better life and brighter tomorrow – and discusses threats to this promise that we must confront today. Due in part to her youthful sass, Susana was dubbed “la abogadita” or “little lawyer” by her grandmother – foretelling her successful career in law enforcement as an elected district attorney. Her father served in the Marine Corps and was a Golden Gloves boxing champion, and her great grandfather served as a general under Pancho Villa and fired the first shots of the Mexican Revolution. Courage and determination is in her blood, and serving others has been her life’s calling. Hear her inspiring story and moving perspective on how to ensure that every child has the opportunity to live their own American Dream.

  • Holding the Line: Restoring Fiscal Sanity in Government

    A budget hawk with no patience for government excess, Susana Martinez turned a record-setting budget deficit into a record-setting surplus as New Mexico’s governor – cutting taxes and fees more than 60 times, vetoing a billion dollars in tax increases, cutting wasteful spending, and restraining government growth. Susana shares the budget-making philosophy that helped her energy-rich state weather a crash in energy prices, contributed to a more welcoming business environment, and set New Mexico on a course toward greater economic diversification. The only A+ rated governor on the Cato Institute’s latest Fiscal Report Card, Susana explains how strong fiscal leadership is necessary to drive innovation in government, limit corruption, and re-focus priorities.

  • Issues of the Day: Finding Solutions and Common Ground in a Diverse, Polarized Nation

    Drawing on her experience as a two-term, Hispanic governor of a majority-minority state, Susana Martinez shares her unique perspective on America’s future. A former Democrat who once famously remarked to her husband, “I’ll be damned, we’re Republicans!”, Susana comfortably channels the aspirations and frustrations of the American people in calling for an elevated and results-oriented discourse on the topics that so easily divide our country today. Rejecting tribalism and political labels, Susana urges a renewed, bipartisan focus on the issues that have, for decades, been emblematic of American excellence and leadership in the world: a dynamic and innovative economy, a strong well-trained military, an unbending commitment to democratic values and human rights, and an opportunity for every child to receive a quality education and live the same American Dream that she has been blessed to experience.

  • It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

    States are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy.” True enough, says former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, but perhaps more specifically, states are increasingly becoming the central battlefields for our nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights, in part due to dysfunction in the nation’s capital. If bipartisan problem-solving doesn’t happen in our statehouses, if polarization permeates state legislatures, and if reform and innovation are stifled by powerful special interests, what does the future hold? Most states must balance their budgets, state-level policies drive the delivery and oversight of public education, key health care decisions – like Medicaid expansion – are left to the states, states must compete with one another for jobs and business investment, and states are quite literally on the front line in responding to natural disasters and crises of all kinds. A hard-charging education reformer from an energy-rich western state, Susana discusses how to navigate these and other issues and describes the kind of indispensable executive leadership it takes to make progress in today’s political climate.

  • It’s a Different World Out There: Leadership in the States

    States are often referred to as “laboratories of democracy.” True enough, says former New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, but perhaps more specifically, states are increasingly becoming the central battlefields for our nation’s most intractable and difficult policy fights, in part due to dysfunction in the nation’s capital. If bipartisan problem-solving doesn’t happen in our statehouses, if polarization permeates state legislatures, and if reform and innovation are stifled by powerful special interests, what does the future hold? Most states must balance their budgets, state-level policies drive the delivery and oversight of public education, key health care decisions – like Medicaid expansion – are left to the states, states must compete with one another for jobs and business investment, and states are quite literally on the front line in responding to natural disasters and crises of all kinds. A hard-charging education reformer from an energy-rich western state, Susana discusses how to navigate these and other issues and describes the kind of indispensable executive leadership it takes to make progress in today’s political climate.

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