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Kenneth Martin Hughes

Kenneth Martin Hughes, American planner. Named Professional Planner of Year, New Mexico chapter American Planning Association, 1997; Knight Foundation fellow in community building, 2001.


  • Hughes, Kenneth Martin was born on October 12, 1952 in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. Son of Vernon Owen and Rose Adelaide Hughes.

  • Education

    • Degree in sociology and urban studies, University Notre Dame, 1974. Master of Arts in Urban Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1976.


    • Senate aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy, Washington, 1977-1980. Lobbyist national coalition, 1981-1983. Congressional aide to Republican Dave Obey, 1983-1985.

      Executive director Institute Transportation and Development Policy, 1984-1988. Lobbyist Sierra Club, Santa Fe and Washington, New Mexico, 1986-1988, 91-93. Program analyst New Mexico State Land Office, Santa Fe, 1993-1994.

      Regional planning bureau chief Local Government division State of New Mexico, since 1994. Board directors, co-founder Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Washington. Adjunct professor University New Mexico, 1997-2003.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Director League American Bicyclists, Baltimore. Co-chair Citizens Environmental Task Force, Santa Fe, 1990-1994. Chair State Bicycle, Equestrian and Pedestrian Committee, New Mexico, 1995-1997.

    Vice-chair City's Bicycle Committee, Santa Fe, 1992. Member advisory board 1000 Friends of New Mexico, since 1997. Member American Institute Certified Planners, Rio Grande chapter Sierra Club (energy and transportation chair since 1991).



    Bicycling, cross country skiing.


    • Married Ellen Rhoda Kemper, May 27, 1990. Children: Melissa, Christopher.
    • father: Vernon Owen
    • mother: Rose Adelaide Hughes
    • spouse: Ellen Rhoda Kemper
    • children: Melissa Hughes
    • Christopher Hughes
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    Born October 12, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      University Notre Dame
    • 1976
      Virginia Technology
    • 1977 - 1980
      Senate aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy
      Washington, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      lobbyist national coalition
    • 1983 - 1985
      congressional aide to Republican Dave Obey
    • 1984 - 1988
      executive, director Institute Transportation and Development Policy
    • 1986 - 1988
      lobbyist Sierra Club
      New Mexico, United States
    • 1993 - 1994
      program analyst, New Mexico State Land Office
      Santa Fe, Argentina, Argentina
    • 1994
      regional planning bureau chief Local Government division State of New Mexico
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