Governor Shares Her Own New Mexico True Story


  • Governor Urges New Mexicans to enter New Mexico True Stories Contest


Santa Fe – Gov. Susana Martinez is sharing her own New Mexico True Story today to encourage people to travel this 4th of July, and remind New Mexicans that there are only six weeks left to enter the NM True Stories contest.


“I am so excited to add my NM True Story to the many amazing and rich travel stories that New Mexicans have shared over the past six weeks,” Martinez said. “And I want everyone to know how fast and easy it was to do! I encourage all New Mexicans to head out on your own New Mexico adventure throughout the upcoming holiday weekend, and submit your story for a chance to win $5,000.”


“We are thrilled that Governor Martinez has shared her New Mexico True Story with us,” Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson said. “We think her True Story will inspire New Mexicans to travel the state as well as remind people that there are only six short weeks left to enter the contest.”


“New Mexico True Stories” is the theme of the New Mexico Tourism Department’s summer travel promotion. New Mexicans are encouraged to share travel stories and photos to be eligible to win weekly $450 gas cards, and the $5,000 grand prize.


Few things say “summer” better than baseball. So when the Governor wrote her own “New Mexico True Story” she shared her experiences traveling to Farmington and her visit to the Connie Mack World Series.


Aside from taking part in the opening parade and downing some ballpark cuisine, the Governor’s duties included throwing out the first pitch of the first game. As a non-ballplayer she was understandably a bit nervous about that toss, and practiced to the point of actually injuring her throwing arm.


So what happened when she got on the mound? You will have to read her “True Story,” at Or, watch the Governor tell her True Story at


Are you “New Mexico True?” Share your travel story and photos, and you could win one of the weekly $450 gas cards, or possibly the $5,000 grand prize. Visit for rules and details. Entering is easy, and sharing is fun. Read the travel “True Stories” of others, and vote for your favorites. You might discover some New Mexico’s gems you’d like to visit yourself this Fourth of July. Hurry! There are only six weeks left to enter!


“Farmington is New Mexico True,” Martinez said.


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