Jan Brewer became Arizonaís twenty-second governor in January 2009, upon the resignation of then-Governor Janet Napolitano, inheriting one of the worst fiscal crises in the country for any state. Born to a close-knit family during World War II, Governor Brewer aggressively confronts the trials of life and government with conservative common sense. Governor Brewer is now serving her second term, after winning a convincing 2010 election victory.
Few if any elected officials in Arizona have a broader range of productive experience in public service than Governor Jan Brewer. She was first elected to public office in 1982 to the Arizona House of Representatives and later to the State Senate. She also served on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors and was elected twice as Arizonaís secretary of state. A tough leader, Governor Brewer has always fought for her fellow citizens during her twenty-nine years of public service.
Governor Brewer and her husband, John, live in Glendale, Arizona, where they raised their three sons.
Books:Scorpions For Breakfast, November 2011