Meet the Lieutenant Governor
John A. Sanchez
John Sanchez was elected Lieutenant Governor on November 2, 2010, by the citizens of State of New Mexico.
Lieutenant Governor Sanchez was born and raised in Albuquerque and can trace his public service roots to his great, great grandfather, who was a territorial legislator from San Miguel County in 1860. Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor, Sanchez was elected to the office of Councilman for the Village of Los Ranchos in 1997, and served in the New Mexico House of Representatives from 2000 to 2002. In 2005, he was recognized as one of the Top 40 Most Influential Hispanics in the Country.
Together with his wife, Debra, Lieutenant Governor Sanchez built one of New Mexico’s most respected businesses. Twice, their company has been honored as Small Business of the Year. The firm has operated continuously for 30 years; has completed nearly 30,000 contracts; and currently maintains a work force of 25 employees.
Lieutenant Governor Sanchez is an active member of the National Lieutenant Governors Association (NLGA) and currently serves as the Executive Committee’s West Regional Chairman and as the International Committee’s Chairman. Within New Mexico, he serves on several boards and commissions, including the State Board of Finance; the Military Base Planning Commission; the Mortgage Finance Authority; the Spaceport Authority; and the Community Development Council.
Lieutenant Governor Sanchez and his wife are the proud parents of two grown daughters, and reside in Albuquerque.