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About Michelle Garcia Holmes

Michelle Garcia Holmes


AGE: 55

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science, Wayland Baptist University (Albuquerque campus), 2002

OCCUPATION: Currently retired. Chief of staff, New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, 2006-2014. Albuquerque Police Department, 20 years of service: uniform patrol/field training officer, SE area command Impact Team, recruiting and selection, SOP detail, chiefs staff, Criminal Investigations Bureau — auto theft, violent crimes, sexual assault unit, crimes against children unit. Commissioned law enforcement officer, 1984-2015.

FAMILY: Earl Holmes, five children, ages 22-34


As chief of staff for the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office I worked on local legislation and federal grants (2006-2014).

I have served on boards and committees that form legislation recommendations: Child Fatality Review Board (2001-2010), Intimate Partner Death Review Team (eight years, served as chairwoman 2003), Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Committee (2015-2017).


As chief of staff for the NMAGO, I worked on legislation against human trafficking, formation of New Mexico’s first anti-corruption investigation unit, internet crimes against children issues, statewide methamphetamine, prescription drug, and opioid addiction issues, and prescription take back efforts.

MAJOR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENT: Raising five children, who are hard working adults, overcame challenges, and made the right career choices. I love my family! I am also proud of organizing the first DNA “John Doe” indictment of the “Ether man rapist” now serving a 276-year sentence.

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