Janet Napolitano is the Democratic Governor of Arizona and the Chair of the National Association of Governors. She was elected Governor in 2002 and easily reelected in 2006, see Arizona gubernatorial election, 2006.
Prior to her election as Governor of Arizona, she served one term as Arizona Attorney General and four years as U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. Born in New York City and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she is a distinguished alumna of Santa Clara University and the University of Virginia Law School. She has lived in Arizona since 1983, when she moved to Phoenix to practice law.