Former Attorney General of New Mexico

Patricia Madrid is the former two-term Attorney General of New Mexico. In addition to being the first woman elected attorney general in New Mexico, General Madrid was also the first Hispanic woman elected to the office in the United States. In 2005, General Madrid served as chairperson of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. She also was the Chairman of the Board of  MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund), the premier legal organization representing Latino rights in the country.