Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Whip, has been featured on the cover story of the Fall 2013 edition of LATINO Magazine, appearing with fellow first-term Reps. Raul Ruiz (CA-36) and Joaquin Castro (TX-20). The cover story, “New Kids in Town”, highlights first-term Hispanic Members of Congress.
Congresswoman Lujan Grisham is a president of the Democratic freshman class in the 113th Congress. Below is an excerpt from the story, which can be found in full. Click Here.
Freshman congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham says her first few months as a member of Congress have been an eye opener. “The pace feels like I’m drinking from a fire hose,” she told LATINO Magazine. “I had an exhausting and demanding campaign, and I assumed I would find that same environment here, but it’s actually more demanding. At the same time it’s incredibly exciting and very rewarding. My freshman class, they are all fine examples of incredible individuals.”
She calls her election a tremendous opportunity, especially considering that last year’s race was her second attempt at a congressional win. “I got a second chance. I was the underdog. Who knew that very seat would come up again,” said the first Latina to represent New Mexico in Congress.