31st Governor of New Mexico who became the first female governor of the state and the first female Hispanic governor in US history in 2011. She was one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2013.
She gained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1986.
She was a Republican district attorney before becoming Governor of New Mexico.
Her great-grandfather was Toribio Ortega, a Mexican Revolutionary general.
Sarah Palin endorsed her as a presidential candidate in the primary election campaign.