Martinez was first elected to that office in 1996 and was re-elected three times, running unopposed for the office in 2008.
In fact, Katie’s Law is named after Katie Sepich, a 22-year old college student whose killer Martinez prosecuted and convicted.
The expansion passed through the legislature with large bi-partisan support and was signed into law by Governor Martinez in April 2011.
The name simply stuck, even though the area had no connection to Mexico or the Mexica Indian tribes.
Recent stories about sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, violations of dating policies, violations of campus pornography policies, and similar violations in academia are NOT A FLUKE!
I decided to organize these by discipline and to include both faculty and administrators.
She was sworn in as Governor of New Mexico on January 1, 2011, making her the first Latina governor in United States history.
Prior to being elected Governor, Martinez was the District Attorney for the Third Judicial District in Doña Ana County in Southern New Mexico, a position she held for 14 years.