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In Profile: Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham


Michelle Grisham

Public service comes naturally to Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham, a twelfth generation New Mexican who has dedicated her life to serving her community, fighting for seniors and improving access to quality health care. After law school, Lujan Grisham directed the Lawyer Referral for the Elderly Program of the New Mexico State Bar. Lujan Grisham fought to protect seniors from scam artists, safeguard them from abuse and neglect, and helped them remain in their homes. She was appointed by both Democratic and Republican governors to serve as Director of the State Agency on Aging, Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Aging & Long-Term Services, and Secretary of Health. She also started a small business to oversee New Mexico’s Medical Insurance Pool, providing access to health insurance for New Mexicans who were denied coverage. Prior to her 2012 election to Congress, Lujan Grisham was a Bernalillo County Commissioner.

She now represents New Mexico’s First Congressional District and serves on the House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on the Budget, and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

Congresswoman Lujan Grisham is a strong advocate for women’s rights and economic security. In Congress, she plans to combat any legislation that would otherwise compromise the rights of women. The Congresswoman also supports cutting wasteful spending and greater fiscal responsibility without taking away America’s essential safety net programs. WAND looks forward to working with Congresswoman Lujan Grisham on issues pertaining to women’s rights and wasteful spending.


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