Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
1936 - 2010
óNew Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative ó
Maralyn Budke, Inez Gillís first intern, joined the Legislative Finance Committee in 1959 and was its first woman director from 1968-1982.
A brilliant strategist and trusted advisor, Maralyn was a confidant to legislative leaders and chief of staff for Governors Cargo and Carruthers. Highly valued for her knowledge and insight, she mentored legislative and executive staff during 40 years of exemplary public service. Maralyn and Inez were two of the most important and influential women in New Mexico state government.
Erected by Official Scenic Historic Marker.
Location. 35° 40.992′ N, 105° 56.432′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Don Gaspar Avenue 0.1 miles north of South Capitol Place, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is adjacent to a walkway leading into the New Mexico State Capitol from Don Gaspar Avenue, just north of South Capitol Place. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamy Building (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Miguel Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The "Oldest" House Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto (1852-1968) (approx. 0.2 miles away); La Castrense (approx. 0.3 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60 (approx. 0.3 miles away); End of Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
More about this marker. This is a relatively new marker set into a nicely landscaped area next to the walkway.
Also see . . .
1. Maralyn Budke, Extraordinary New Mexico Public Servant.
Maralyn was one of the leaders of a national committee that planned the formation of the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Officers and served as that organization's first president in 1975-76. During her service to governors, she received only $1 per year for her service--but didn't cash her annual check. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Santa Fe Living Treasures – Elder Stories.
In 1967, just 10 years after her graduation from the University of New Mexico with a degree in political science, Maralyn Budke became chief of staff for the state's governor, David Cargo.
It was a remarkable job at a remarkably young age--and was just the first of dozens of similar distinctions to come in her remarkable life. (Submitted on April 2, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • Women •
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