Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

About Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano (born November 29, 1957) is an American politician and lawyer who is the 20th and current president of the University of California system. Napolitano is the first woman to serve as the United States Secretary of Homeland Security, in office from 2009 to 2013. Napolitano, a member of the Democratic Party, served in the administration of President Barack Obama. Previously, she was the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009. She was Arizona's third female governor, and the first woman to win re-election. Prior to her election as Governor, she served as Attorney General of Arizona from 1999 to 2002. She was the first woman and the 23rd person to serve in that office. Napolitano is the 1977 Truman Scholar from New Mexico.

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