Gov. Lujan Grisham statement on the death of Adán Carriaga

May 2, 2021 | Press Releases

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Sunday issued the following statement upon learning of the death of Albuquerque community leader Adán Carriaga:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of beloved Burqueño Adán Carriaga. While I count myself as one of the lucky people who knew him well, the truth is Adán knew everyone well – beloved by his community, he was a true man of the people. Beyond his skilled work as a santero, he was a champion for behavioral health and addiction treatment. Countless New Mexicans lead better lives because of his tireless efforts and dedication to his community. His death is a terrible loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.”


The Office of Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is located on the fourth floor of the New Mexico State Capitol in Room 400.

490 Old Santa Fe Trail Room 400
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Phone: (505) 476-2200
Toll free: (833) 520-0020

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