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Martinez Inaugural.cwk (WP)

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– The following is the full text ofthe Inaugural Address of New MexicoGovernor Susana Martinez, as prepared fordelivery on January 1st, 2011 at the SantaFe Plaza.
Governor Susana Martinez
s InauguralAddress
Fellow citizens of New Mexico, thank you for the great privilege of high office you havegranted me and the important responsibilitiesyou have entrusted to me. I am grateful to you beyond expression, and determined to make adifference on behalf of every one of you.I assume the duties of Governor understandingthis is a challenging time. Our state and itsleaders must have the courage to make the kindsof changes that will positively impact people’slives and put us back on a course toward prosperity.
I ask for your prayers today, and every day of my term in office that I might deserve your continued trust and support as I work with other  public servants to move our beloved state in anew direction.I am proud to be your new Governor. I am proud to have your trust at the beginning of myadministration. But I will be much prouder if four years from now, I still have it. That is myhighest aspiration: to prove worthy of your strength and support; to be fair and faithful anduseful to the good people of New Mexico whohave given me this opportunity.I would like to take a moment to recognize thefirst gentleman of the State of New Mexico, myhusband, Chuck Franco, in addition, my stepson, Carlo who now becomes our state’s firstson.We are fortunate to have many distinguishedguests with us today including CongressmanSteve Pearce, Lieutenant Governor JohnSanchez, Secretary of State Dianna Duran,among others. Unfortunately, the chairman of my inauguration, former Senator Pete Domenici,
could not be with us today.It is human to think on an occasion such as thisof the personal journey that took you here. Butit is a mistake to consider winning an election a personal triumph. You’ve given me theopportunity to help you make this beautiful statean even better home for our children. That isour shared ambition, and its accomplishmentwill be our shared success.From this moment on, we must aspire together.Work together. Fight together. Triumphtogether. And today, only marks the first day of our journey together.I am not a private citizen. I am your servant.And I am bound by duty and gratitude to putyour interests before mine. The personal journey that brought me here has equipped mewith the strength, determination and courage to be your good servant.My family didn’t have a lot of money. My parents struggled much like families around NewMexico do today. But I was a child of privilege because I was born in the greatest country in theworld. My parents gave me every advantage it

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