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The Governor of the State of New Mexico is the chief executive of the state of New Mexico. The governor is the head of the executive branch of New Mexico's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. Responsibilities include making annual State of the State addresses to the New Mexico State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. The officeholder is afforded the courtesy title of The Honorable for life.

Governor of New Mexico
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= Susana Martinez in 2011
Incumbent
Susana Martinez

since January 1, 2011
Style The Honorable
Residence Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, can succeed self once; eligible again after 4-year respite
Formation January 6, 1912
Deputy John Sanchez
Salary $110,000 (2013)
Website Official website
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The Governor of the State of New Mexico is the chief executive of the state of New Mexico. The governor is the head of the executive branch of New Mexico's state government and the commander-in-chief of the state's military forces. Responsibilities include making annual State of the State addresses to the New Mexico State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that state laws are enforced. The officeholder is afforded the courtesy title of The Honorable for life.

The current governor is Susana Martinez, a Republican. Martinez won the November 2010 gubernatorial election and was sworn in as the 31st Governor of the state of New Mexico on January 1, 2011. She is also the first elected female governor of the state.