PHOENIX — Governor Jan Brewer ended months of speculation about her political future on Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek a third term in office.
The Arizona Constitution limits governors to two terms, but the Republican governor and her advisers have kept alive a scenario in which she might mount a legal challenge to seek another term.
Brewer completed the term of Janet Napolitano when she took a job in President Obama’s administration in 2009. Brewer then won a full term in 2010.
Brewer has been in the national spotlight on several occasions in her five years in office. She signed the immigration crackdown law known as Senate Bill 1070 in 2010 and sparred with the Obama administration over health care.