Janice K. Brewer became governor of Arizona on January 21, 2009. She was again sworn in on January 3, 2011, following a convincing election in her own right, in November 2010.
Born in Hollywood, California, she has lived in Arizona for 40 years and has spent the past 29 of them serving the people and upholding the public trust. Prior to becoming governor, she served as Arizona Secretary of State, as a Maricopa County Supervisor and as a highly respected member of both houses of the Arizona Legislature, where she rose to a leadership position in the State Senate.
Brewer moved to Arizona in 1970 after marrying Phoenix native Dr. John Brewer. The two eventually settled and raised a family in Glendale, where they currently reside. Brewer is an active member of Life in Christ Lutheran Church in Peoria, Arizona.