Susana Martinez

Goveror Susana Martinez (R-New Mexico)
The first Latina to govern a state, her support of gun rights and her crusade to block immigrants illegally in New Mexico from obtaining a driver’s license makes her popular among hardcore Republicans. As someone from Mexican descendance, she also appeals to the nation’s largest group of Hispanic immigrants. However, when I interviewed the Governor and asked if she had presidential ambitions, she laughed it off, saying she hadn’t even finished her first term. True. Some also say that as caretaker to her special needs sister, she may not want to go through the stress of campaigning and governing the country.

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Miranda Noland, Senior Photo Editor, Digital

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.