Martinez Plans Outdoor Inauguration

New Mexico – New Mexico Gov.-elect Susana Martinez plans an outdoor inauguration Jan. 1 on the Santa Fe Plaza.

Her inaugural committee on Thursday released a preliminary schedule of activities for the day.

Martinez's public swearing-in ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Jan. 1 on the plaza.

Governors are sworn first thing Jan. 1, then hold a public swearing-in ceremony later in the day.

The public swearing in will be followed by a reception, open to the public, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Fine Arts Museum.

Martinez's "Bold Inaugural Ball" will begin at 8 p.m. at the Sweeney Convention Center in the capital city.

More than 2,000 people from all over New Mexico are expected at the invitation-only event.

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