Ron Griggs

This article is about the New Mexico politician. For British chemist, see Ron Grigg.
Ron Griggs
Member of the New Mexico Senate
from the 34th[1] district
Assumed office
Appointed December 11, 2012
Preceded by Vernon Asbill
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Alamogordo, New Mexico
Alma mater New Mexico State University Alamogordo
New Mexico State University

Ron Griggs[2] is an American politician and a Republican member of the New Mexico Senate representing District 34 since his December 11, 2012. He was elected to the seat in the November 6, 2012 general election but was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Vernon Asbill days before the term ended. Griggs was previously the mayor of Alamogordo and owner of the Alamogordo Title Company.[3]


Griggs attended New Mexico State University Alamogordo and earned his BBA from New Mexico State University.



When District 34 Senator Vernon Aspill retired and left the seat open, Griggs ran in the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 1,783 votes (57.5%)[4] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 9,647 votes (67.7%) against Democratic nominee Ellen Wedum,[5] who had previously run for a New Mexico House of Representatives seat in 2006, 2008, and 2010.


Griggs announced he would run for reelection on February 29, 2016. In his reelection announcement, Griggs emphasized job creation and his success in obtaining capital funding for roads, public infrastructure, and other projects in his district.[6]


  1. "Senator Ron Griggs (R)". Santa Fe, New Mexico: New Mexico Legislature. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  2. "Ron Griggs' Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  3. Martinez, Susana (December 11, 2012). "Governor Susana Martinez announces to New Mexico Senate and to Boards and Commissions" (PDF). Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  4. "Canvass of Returns of Primary Election Held on June 5, 2012 – State of New Mexico" (PDF). Santa Fe, New Mexico: Secretary of State of New Mexico. p. 6. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  5. "Canvass of Returns of General Election Held on November 6, 2012 – State of New Mexico" (PDF). Santa Fe, New Mexico: Secretary of State of New Mexico. p. 3. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  6. "State Sen. Griggs seeks another term". Alamogordo Daily News. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
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