- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Newly re-elected Gov. Susana Martinez will kick off her inaugural celebration with a gala in her hometown of Las Cruces on Dec. 28.

Her campaigned announced Tuesday that after the gala the Republican will attend mass at the Cathedral Basilica in Santa Fe that following Wednesday.

Martinez will hold a public swearing-in ceremony Jan. 1, at 9 a.m. in the House Chamber of the New Mexico State Capitol. A public reception will immediately follow in the Rotunda.

Later that evening, Martinez will host a “New Mexico True Inaugural Ball” at the Albuquerque Convention Center to celebrate the state’s culture and heritage.

Maria Berry, wife of Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry, has been named chairwoman of the “New Mexico True Inaugural Ball.”

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