Although born in Vancouver, Canada, Jennifer Granholm made history in Michigan, being elected the first woman Attorney General in 1998 and the first woman governor in 2002. She easily won reelection in 2006.
Source : Michigan Every Day.
For more information, see Jennifer Granholm Wikipedia entry
A governor’s story : the fight for jobs and America’s economic future / Jennifer Granholm and Dan Mulhern. New York : PublicAffairs, c2011.