Mark Ronchetti is an American political candidate and former KRQE meteorologist who is running for Governor of New Mexico.
He is on the ballot for the upcoming general election on November 8, 2022, after advancing from the Republican primary on June 7, 2022.
Here is a brief biography of Mark Ronchetti:
|Full Name||Mark V. Ronchetti|
|Age||49 years old|
|Hometown||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Profession||Politician & Former Chief Meteorologist|
Mark Ronchetti Early Life
Mark was born on October 1, 1973, in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he’s currently 49 years. He’s one of five children himself. Mark was raised by two loving parents. His father is a first-generation American who became an electrical engineer, and his grandfather came to the United States from Italy in the 1920s.
Throughout Mark’s childhood, his family impressed upon him that the promise of the American Dream is what makes the United States a truly great and unique country.
Mark Ronchetti Education
Mark earned a degree from Washington State University in 1996. He also attended Mississippi State University (GrDip).
Mark Ronchetti Family
Mark Ronchetti lives in Albuquerque, where he and his wife, Krysty, are raising two young daughters. As parents of two daughters, they’ve also seen the flawed education system and the non-existent mental health support and how it’s failing kids in New Mexico.
Mark Ronchetti Career
After a stint working at a television station in Colorado, Mark moved to New Mexico in 1998 to work for a local station in Albuquerque. He became a certified meteorologist and became the Chief Meteorologist for Albuquerque’s CBS and FOX affiliates.
Like many, Mark believes that elected leaders in New Mexico too often put politics ahead of the people they represent. Mark is currently running for Governor because he believes the people of New Mexico are ready for change. Mediocrity is no longer an option. For too long, the leaders in this state haven’t taken crime seriously.
Mark will ensure a justice system that works and prioritizes law-abiding citizens over criminals. He will give police officers every tool they need to keep the people of New Mexico safe.
Ronchetti announced his candidacy for the 2020 U.S. Senate election in New Mexico on January 7, 2020, to succeed retiring incumbent Democratic Senator Tom Udall. He defeated two other contenders in the Republican primary. However, he lost to Ben Ray Luján, the then-incumbent U.S. Representative for New Mexico’s 3rd congressional district, by a 6.1% margin.
Ronchetti launched his campaign for New Mexico Governor on October 27, 2021. He defeated State Representative Rebecca Dow, retired U.S. Army National Guard officer Gregory Zanetti, and two other candidates in the Republican primary. Mark will face incumbent Democratic governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Karen Bedonie in the November general election.