Janice Kay "Jan" Brewer (born September 26, 1944) is the 22nd Governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, in office since 2009. A member of the Republican Party, Brewer is the fourth woman, and third consecutive woman, to serve as Governor of Arizona. Brewer previously served as Secretary of State of Arizona from January 2003 to January 2009, when Governor Janet Napolitano resigned after being selected as Secretary of Homeland Security. Brewer became Governor of Arizona as part of the line of succession, as determined by the Arizona constitution.
10.11.2011 [The Guardian (blog)] - Indeed the closest campaign brain freeze to Perry's came from Arizona governor Jan Brewer in 2010, when she couldn't even make it through her opening statement without blanking. Sadly, it was merely a blip on her road to re-election.
31.10.2011 [The Independent] - On a more topical note, Cooper is also keen to voice support for Jan Brewer, the Republican firebrand who is currently his native Arizona's Governor. You may know her as the tub-thumping populist whose efforts to curb Latino immigration sparked