Canadian-born Jennifer M. Granholm is serving her second term as Governor of Michigan. Granholm was Michigan's first female attorney general when she was elected in 1998 and she also became the state's first female governor when she took office in 2003. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Granholm's family moved to the U.S. when she was four years old. She grew up in California and became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 21.
Granholm is a member of the Obama-Biden Transition Team Economic Advisory Board. There had been speculation that Granholm might be considered for a key position in the new administration but Granholm put those rumors to rest, saying she wants to remain Michigan's governor and focus on the state's economic growth.
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