Former Gov. Janet Napolitano: The Border 'Is Not Inherently A Security Risk'

Published: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:59am
Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Janet Napolitano in KJZZ's studio in 2019.

In a tough election period for Democrats, Janet Napolitano came on the scene and was elected Arizona’s attorney general. She then narrowly won the race for governor in 2002 before being re-elected in a 2006 landslide.

But on the national level, Napolitano is best known for taking on one of the most challenging positions in federal government — secretary of the Department Homeland Security. She served for five years in that position as one of the original cabinet secretaries in the Obama Administration.

National security remains at the heart of Napolitano’s first book, "How Safe Are We?"

The Show spoke with her when she was in Scottsdale for an event with Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

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