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Janet Napolitano


Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 6, 2003
Preceded by Jane Dee Hull
Succeeded by Incumbent

Born November 29, 1957 (1957-11-29) (age 49)
New York City, New York
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Santa Clara University

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Religion Methodist

Janet Napolitano (b. November 29, 1957) is the current governor of the U.S. state of Arizona, originally elected in 2002, and re-elected in 2006. She is Arizona's third female governor, and the first female to win re-election. In November 2005, Time magazine named her one of the five best governors in the U.S. In February 2006, Napolitano was named one of "8 in '08", a group of eight female politicians who could possibly run and/or be elected president in 2008.[1] For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The following is a list of the governors of Arizona. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ...  Female Republican Governor  Female Democratic Governor  Female Republican and Democratic Governor Twenty-seven women have been or are currently serving as the governor an American state, including two in an acting capacity. ... “TIME” redirects here. ...

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Early life

Napolitano was born in New York City to Jane Marie Winer and Leonard Michael Napolitano, who was the Dean of the University of New Mexico College of Medicine.[2] She has partial Italian heritage on her father's side and was raised a Methodist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she graduated from Sandia High School in 1975 and voted Most Likely to Succeed. (Her brother, Leonard Napolitano, class of 1974, was good friends with David Addington, who would become legal counsel to and then chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney[1].) She graduated from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, where she won a Truman Scholarship, and then from the University of Virginia School of Law (Juris Doctor). Napolitano is a member of the Democratic Party. Her early professional career was as a Phoenix-area prosecuting attorney and as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Pittsburgh redirects here. ... “Albuquerque” redirects here. ... Sandia High School is a public secondary school located in the northeast heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... The Santa Clara Mission is a notable on-campus landmark. ... Location of Santa Clara within Santa Clara County, California. ... President Harry S. Truman The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Nickname: Location in Maricopa County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Maricopa Incorporated February 25, 1881 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Phil Gordon (D) Area  - City  515. ... The prosecutor is the chief legal representative of the prosecution in countries adopting the common law adversarial system or the civil law inquisitorial system. ... The United States District Court for the District of Arizona is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is comprised of the state of Arizona. ...


Political career

In 1991, while a partner with the private Phoenix law firm Lewis and Roca LLP, Napolitano served as attorney for Anita Hill. Anita Hill testified in the U.S. Senate that then U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had addressed her inappropriately ten years earlier when she was his subordinate at the federal EEOC. For other persons with this name, see Anita Hill (disambiguation). ... Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American jurist and has been an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States since 1991. ... External link: Official site Categories: Stub | United States federal agencies ...


In 1993, Napolitano was appointed by President Bill Clinton as United States attorney for the District of Arizona. As U.S. attorney, she was involved in the investigation of Michael Fortier of Kingman, Arizona, in connection to the Oklahoma City bombing. She ran for and won the position of state attorney general in 1998. Her tenure focused on consumer protection issues and improving general law enforcement. President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... United States Attorneys (also known as federal prosecutors) represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court and United States court of appeals. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Kingman is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. ... The Oklahoma City bombing was an attack on April 19, 1995 aimed at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, a U.S. government office complex in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ...


She won the gubernatorial election of 2002 with 46 percent of the vote, succeeding Republican Jane Dee Hull and defeating her Republican opponent, former congressman Matt Salmon, who received 45 percent of the vote. She ran under Arizona Clean Election system where a certain number of small "qualifying contributions" (often as little as $5) from registered voters, then collect government funding. Napolitano was the first female US governor to succeed another.[citation needed] Some initially considered Napolitano to be a possible running mate for presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry in the 2004 U.S. presidential election but Sen. John Edwards was selected instead. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Categories: Stub | 1935 births | Governors of Arizona ... Matthew James Salmon (born January 21, 1958) is a former Congressional Representative from Arizona. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... Presidential election results map. ... This article is about the American attorney and politician. ...


In November 2006, Napolitano won the gubernatorial election of 2006, defeating the Republican challenger by a nearly 2-1 ratio.


She is the past Chair of the Western Governors Association and served as the chair of the National Governors Association, the first female governor and first governor of Arizona ever to serve in that position, from July 2006 to July 2007. The National Governors Association (NGA) is an organization of the governors of the fifty U.S. states and five U.S. territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ...


Administration policies

Napolitano is a prominent national advocate for education and immigration reform. As governor, Napolitano sought funding for the public education system, health care programs, teachers pay, state government workers pay, and prison employees pay.[3] She signed legislation that offered voluntary full day kindergarten throughout Arizona.[3] Napolitano opened the nation’s first state counter-terrorism center, signed legislation for a prescription drug card for seniors[4] and signed into law property and income tax cuts, which were proposed by the Republican legislature.[3] // Public spending on education in 2005 Public education is education mandated for or offered to the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In her first year as governor, Napolitano brought the state's budget from a billion-dollar deficit in the year after the September 11, 2001 attacks to a billion-dollar surplus, and did so without a tax increase.[4] Every budget Napolitano has signed has been balanced. Yet, Napolitano received a low grade from the Cato Institute for fiscal spending, citing the fact that her budgets annually increased spending by an average of 6% over the previous year's total.[3] Napolitano's position on budget issues has been to defend education spending as "investing in what matters", citing the benefits of academic achievement and economic growth. Faced with a conservative Republican majority in both houses of the Arizona Legislature, she issued her 115th veto on June 6, 2006, breaking the record previously held by former Governor Bruce Babbitt. By the end of June 2006 her veto total had grown to 127 vetoes.[5] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institutes stated mission is to broaden the parameters of public policy debate to allow consideration of the traditional American principles of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, and peace by striving to achieve greater involvement... The Arizona State Legislature is the legislative branch of the state government of Arizona. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bruce Edward Babbitt (born June 27, 1938), a Democrat, served as United States Secretary of the Interior and as Governor of Arizona. ...


Napolitano has been named one of the five best governors in the nation by TIME and is a noted national leader on immigration policy. In a Washington Post op-ed, she explained her belief that the topic of illegal immigration was urgent and needed to be solved through comprehensive federal reform.[6] In another op-ed in the Arizona Republic Napolitano was critical of sections of the federal proposal debated at that time, saying that, "As a border state governor and a former attorney general and United States attorney, I can already spot issues that make key provisions of the compromise impracticable and ineffective."[7] She was the first governor to call for the US National Guard to be placed at the U.S.-Mexico border at federal expense and succeed.[citation needed] In July 2007, she signed state legislation designed to penalize employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants. Previously, when Arizona's voters passed Proposition 200, which would not allow illegal immigrants to collect welfare benefits, Napolitano opposed the measure.[4] Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... ... An Op-Ed is a piece of writing expressing an opinion. ... The Arizona Republic is a newspaper published in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The international border between Mexico and the United States runs a total of 3,141 km (1,951 miles) from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, in the west to Matamoros, Tamaulipas, and Brownsville, Texas, in the east. ...


Criticism

Criticism as been leveled against Napolitano for her failure to investigate and prosecute numerous alleged cases of sexual assault against minors, school fraud, and misuse of public funds in the FLDS community led by Warren Jeffs in Colorado City.[8][9] The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a denomination of Mormon fundamentalists within the Latter Day Saint movement, and may be Americas largest polygamous group. ... Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955 in San Francisco, California) is the leader of a controversial Mormon fundamentalist polygamist sect known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS Church). ...


Electoral history

Arizona Gubernatorial Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Janet Napolitano 499,284 46.2
Republican Matt Salmon 478,935 45.3
Arizona Gubernatorial Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Janet Napolitano (Incumbent) 959,830 62.6 +16.4
Republican Len Munsil 543,528 35.4

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See also

The 2006 Arizona gubernatorial election will take place on November 7, 2006. ... The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is the name of the Medicaid program in the state of Arizona. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Protect Arizona Now (PAN) initiative (designated Proposition 200) is a law passed November 2, 2004 by the voters of the U.S. state of Arizona. ... The Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC), is a public/private, membership-driven, 501 (c)-(4) non-profit organization that formulates programs and action items impacting the relationship between Arizona, Mexico, and Latin America. ... Matthew James Salmon (born January 21, 1958) is a former Congressional Representative from Arizona. ... Western Governors University (WGU) is a non-profit, online university that specializes in adult education. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://thewhitehouseproject.org/v2/press/2006/February/20060216-8for08pressrel.html
  2. ^ http://www.wargs.com/political/napolitano.html
  3. ^ a b c d Sunnucks, Mike. "Conservative group gives Napolitano an 'F' in spending", Phoenix Business Journal, 2006-10-20. 
  4. ^ a b c Ripley, Amanda. "America's 5 Best Governors", Time Magazine, 2005-11-13. 
  5. ^ Benson, Matthew; Marcum, Karissa. "Governor vetoes 9 of final 28 bills", Arizona Republic, 2006-06-29. 
  6. ^ "The Myth of Amnesty; The Senate Immigration Bill vs. a Disastrous Status Quo", Washington Post Op-Ed.
  7. ^ AP, May 22, 2007
  8. ^ Dougherty, John. "Polygamy in Arizona", Phoenix New Times. 
  9. ^ Dougherty, John. "Eyes Wide Shut", Phoenix New Times. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Grant Woods
Attorney General of Arizona
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Terry Goddard
Preceded by
Jane Dee Hull
Governor of Arizona
2003 – present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mike Huckabee

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Chairman of National Governors Association
2006-2007
Succeeded by
Tim Pawlenty

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Janet Napolitano further agrees to allow the matter to be argued by telephone on a Sunday morning, after limited pleadings are filed in the late night of Saturday, August 28, 1999.
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