Jan Brewer, Republican governor of Arizona since January 2009, is running for election as governor of Arizona against Democratic nominee Terry Goddard, attorney general of Arizona since 2003. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about her life.
Is Jan Brewer married?
Who is Jan Brewer's husband?
Brewer is married
to John Leon Brewer.
What does Jan Brewer's husband do for a living?
Brewer's husband is a retired chiropractor. He also worked in real estate before retiring.
How long have Jan Brewer and her husband been married?
Brewer and her husband have been married for 40 years
Were either Jan Brewer or her husband married before?
No, this is the first marriage for both Brewer and her husband.
Does Jan Brewer have children?
Yes. Brewer is the mother of three sons, Ronald, Michael and John Samuel Brewer. Ronald Brewer is 46 years old and suffers mental-health problems
. In 1990, he was committed to the Arizona State Hospital after being found not guilty by reason of insanity after sexual assault and kidnapping accusations. "At least in the mental health community, it's widely known that Jan Brewer's son, Ronald, is seriously mentally ill," The Arizona Guardian reported
. "And though she hasn't sought to hide her son's illness, and has been an outspoken advocate for the mentally ill for decades, she hasn't drawn attention to it either. He attended her inauguration when she was sworn in as governor." John Samuel Brewer died
from cancer in January 2007 at the age of 38.
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More Jan Brewer News and Information
Read Jan Brewer's full bio on her official governor website.