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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 06:24 AM

Lujan Grisham builds profile as Biden looks to make VP pick

SANTA FE, N.M. — Michelle Lujan Grisham has not received the attention of many higher-profile candidates under consideration to be Joe Biden’s running mate. But she has a resume that few of them can match.

The New Mexico governor has executive experience and served in the U.S. House and as her state’s health secretary. Tested by the coronavirus pandemic, she has taken strong steps — including a mandatory face mask order and invoking the state’s riot act to isolate one city — that have been credited with saving lives.

She’s taking an increasingly tough stand against President Donald Trump, who has sent federal agents to Albuquerque to combat violent crime despite local skepticism about the timing and intentions.

And she’s one of the nation’s highest-ranking Latina officials as Latinos emerge as the fastest-growing demographic for eligible voters.

Read more: https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2020-07-29/lujan-grisham-builds-profile-as-biden-looks-to-make-vp-pick

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