Jan Brewer

Born:September 26, 1944 (age 75)
Career:Governor of Arizona, 2009-2015
Arizona secretary of state, 2003-2008
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, 1997-2002
Arizona state senator, 1987-1996
Arizona state representative, 1983-1986

Janice K. Brewer, Arizona's 22nd governor, took office on January 21, 2009, after Governor Janet Napolitano resigned to accept an appointment as secretary of homeland security, and served as governor until 2015. Because Arizona state law limits office holders to two consecutive terms, regardless of whether they serve full or partial terms, she was ineligible to run for governor in 2014.

Brewer was born on September 26, 1944, and grew up in Southern California. She received her radiological technologist certification from Glendale Community College in Glendale, California.

In 1970, Brewer moved to Arizona with her husband, Dr. John Brewer. She served on Arizona's State Legislature for 14 years, first as a state representative (1983 to 1986) and then as a state senator (1987 to 1996). She sponsored legislation that created the first living will statute in the nation. After her time on the legislature, Brewer served on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors from 1997 to 2002 and as Arizona's secretary of state from 2003 to 2008.