Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (b. February 5, 1959), a Democrat, is a former governor of Michigan. She was the first woman to be elected governor of Michigan. Prior to that she was elected the 51st Attorney General in November 1998. Her state biography claims, "she has successfully resolved more than $6 billion in budget deficits." Granholm was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is an honors graduate of both the University of California at Berkeley and Harvard Law School.
Proposal 2, a ballot measure that would allow embryonic stem cell researchers to destroy human embryos passed thanks to promotion by Jennifer Granholm. She asserted that such a measure is in accord with the Catholic Church's pro-life teaching. "As a Catholic, I can say to be pro-cure is to be pro-life." This drew condemnation from the Catholic Church. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing says, "But to imply that Proposal 2 is a valid expression of Catholic principles is shocking. Nothing could be further from the truth." 
- Bishop Condemns Catholic Governor's Support of Prop. 2 in Michigan Lifesitenews, October 29, 2008