Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson
March 30, 2011
Bill Richardson completed his second term as Governor of New Mexico in 2010. Governor Richardson moved New Mexico forward in several important areas, including making New Mexico the “Clean Energy State” by requiring that utilities meet 20% of New Mexico’s electrical demand from renewable sources and expanding access to quality health care by implementing several initiatives that provide affordable coverage solution options for every child under the age of 12 years old. In his former role as Congressman, Richardson served as a special envoy on many sensitive international missions, winning the release of hostages, American servicemen, and prisoners in North Korea, Iraq, Cuba and Sudan.