Bill Janis

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Bill Janis
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Virginia House of Delegates District 56
Former member
In office
2002 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Military Institute
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
Date of birth10/15/1962
Place of birthChicago, IL
ReligionRoman Catholic
Campaign website
Bill Janis is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 56 from 2002 to 2012.

Janis currently works as an attorney. Prior to his election to the House, he worked as a lobbyist for the Family Foundation, political director of Cantor for Congress, and legislative aide/campaign manager for Delegate Paul Harris.[1]

Janis earned his B.A. in English/History from the Virginia Military Institute in 1984 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1999.

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 1865 Chief judges of district & circuit courts; authority for recalling judges for duty after retirement.
  • HB 1868 Driving under influence of alcohol; clarifies punishment for underage drinking.
  • HB 2527 Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court; shall serve thereas for only two consecutive terms.[2]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Janis announced he would not seek re-election in 2011, choosing to instead run for the Henrico County Commonwealth’s attorney position.[3]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Janis was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 56 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Janis (R) 19,989
James Towey (D) 8,673

Campaign donors


The top five donors to Janis' 2009 campaign:[5]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican Party of Virginia $21,999
Virginia Bankers Assoc $6,280
Allen Allen Allen & Allen $5,000
Virginia Assoc of Health Plans $4,500
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $4,073


Janis and his wife, Rose, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 56
Succeeded by
Peter Farrell