Jordan Banegas was born and raised near the U.S.-Mexico border in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He remained in the Borderland for his education, graduating from New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. During his tenure at New Mexico State, Jordan was appointed by Governor Susana Martinez to serve a two-year term on the Board of Regents.
Jordan began his political career working as a Regional Field Director for New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s historic run for office in 2010, helping Martinez become the Nation’s first female Hispanic Governor. Banegas joined Martinez again on her re-election campaign in 2014, serving as Regional Political Director—assisting the Governor win in overwhelming fashion and take control of the State House of Representatives for the first time in over sixty years. Most recently, Jordan led a local issue advocacy non-profit in southern New Mexico, educating voters on the benefits of economic freedom and healthy economic growth.