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Ben Ray Luján
Assistant Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Jim Clyburn (Assistant Democratic Leader)
Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Leader Nancy Pelosi
Preceded by Steve Israel
Succeeded by Cheri Bustos
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's 3rd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2009
Preceded by Tom Udall
Member of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
from the 3rd district
In office
January 2005 – January 2009
Preceded by Jerome Block (I)
Succeeded by Jerome Block (II)
Personal details
Born June 7, 1972 (1972-06-07) (age 48)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Relatives Ben Luján (father)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (cousin)
Education University of New Mexico
New Mexico Highlands University (BBA)

Ben Ray Luján (/ˈlhɑːn/; born June 7, 1972) is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for NM's 3rd congressional district since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

On April 1, 2019, he announced his plans to run for the United States Senate to replace the retiring Tom Udall in 2020.

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