Mayor Ken Miyagishima.  Ken is a small business owner – Miyagishima Insurance, with 5 employees – with a long record of public service.  Currently mayor of Las Cruces, serving since 2007, he was a city councilor before that (2001-2007), and Dona Ana County Commissioner from 1995 to 2000.  FBOrn Kenneth Daniel Gallegos Miyagishima in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1963, he is of both Japanese and Mexican descent. He has lived in Las Cruces since 1971. He attended public schools and in 1985 graduated from New Mexico State University with degrees in finance and real estate. In 1984 – while still attending NMSU – Ken began his insurance and financial services business, which he still owns today. Ken is married to Rosario Rodriguez, and together they have four children.  He serves on 5 boards benefiting Las Crucens and is a member of 3 chambers of commerce.  He is in the US Conference of Mayors and was given the 2016 Antonio Villaraigosa Award.