Weather derails New Mexico governor's trip to Tennessee

Weather derails New Mexico governor's trip to Tennessee

April 5th, 2017 by Associated Press in Breaking News

In this Sept. 15, 2016 photo, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez awaits her turn to speak about Facebook's planned data center during a news conference in Los Lunas, N.M. Martinez on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, stepped up pressure on lawmakers to consider reinstating the death penalty by promising to add the issue to a legislative agenda for a pending special session. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez's quick trip Tennessee has been derailed by weather.

The governor's office confirmed that Martinez was unable to make the trip to Nashville to speak at a law enforcement conference hosted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The two-term Republican governor's flight was delayed due to weather and as a result she didn't go.

Martinez had been invited as part of an effort to encourage women to take up leadership roles in public safety.

A former prosecutor and the nation's only Latina governor, Martinez would have joined officials from Minnesota, Michigan and elsewhere for the conference.