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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Gov. Jan Brewer announced today that she will retire at the end of her term. Here is what others are saying about the announcement and her service as Arizona's governor.

Sen. John McCain: "I thank my dear friend Governor Jan Brewer for her years of outstanding service to the State of Arizona. First entering public service as a mother concerned about the workings of her local school board, Governor Brewer has served with distinction at every level of state and local government over the last three decades. Throughout her career, Governor Brewer has always been a great champion for our state, and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

Scott Smith, mayor of Mesa and gubernatorial candidate: "Governor Jan Brewer is a remarkably strong leader that has led a distinguished career in public service.
 
She has served her community, her state, and her nation well by executing a proven formula of conservative leadership based on the protection of our rights and free market principles. As we have seen time and again, she has also demonstrated the courage to make tough decisions that are in the best interests of the people of Arizona.
 
She has navigated our state in the most challenging of times and in times of prosperity, and has created a legacy and a solid foundation upon which Arizona can build upon as we continue to move forward. Her honest leadership and dedication to principle are exemplary of true public service."

Christine Jones, gubernatorial candidate: "Today, Governor Jan Brewer announced that she will not seek reelection. The state of Arizona is better because of her hard work and dedication to its citizens."

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