New Mexico Governor To Speak To Ohio GOP Event

May 21, 2013

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez will travel to the presidential battleground state of Ohio next month to deliver the keynote speech at a Republican Party dinner.

Ohio GOP Party chairman-elect Matt Borges said in a statement that Martinez will speak at the state party's annual dinner June 29 in Columbus.

Martinez is the nation's first female Hispanic governor and the first woman elected as governor of New Mexico.

The first-term governor recently was named by Time magazine to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Borges described Martinez as a "job creator, tax cutter."

Martinez recently signed legislation into law to lower the state's corporate income tax rate from 7.6 percent to 5.9 percent over five years.