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  |Name = Bill Janis
  political position  = Virginia House of Delegates District 56 |
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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 56
  assumed office      = 2002 |
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  |Tenure = 2002 - 2012
  political party    = [[Republican]] |
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  profession          = Attorney |
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  website             = [http://www.billjanis.com/ Delegate Bill Janis] |
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Bill Janis''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 56 since 2002.  
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He won re-election in 2009, defeating [[James Towey]] in the general election.<ref>[http://wtop.com/?nid=605 ''WTOP'' 2009 Election Results]</ref>
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{{TOCnestright}}'''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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50792 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Janis]</ref>
 
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.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50792 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Janis]</ref>
  
===Committee membership===
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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.
* [[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House]]
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* [[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia House]]
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==Committee assignments==
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House]]
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2010-2012 committees:
* [[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House]]
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*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia House|Courts of Justice]]
* [[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia House]]
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**Judicial Systems Subcommittee (Chair)
*Subcommittee on Campaign Finance
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*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia House|Privileges and Elections]]
*Subcommittee on Constitutional (Chair)
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**Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee (Chair)
*Subcommittee on Criminal Justice
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*[[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]]
*Subcommittee on Judicial Systems
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**Joint Rules
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**Ethics (Special) Subcommittee
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*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
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**Subcommittee #1
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
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* HB 2527 Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court; shall serve thereas for only two consecutive terms.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H147C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
* HB 2527 Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court; shall serve thereas for only two consecutive terms.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H147C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
  
===Major donors===
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==Elections==
The top 5 donors to Janis' 2007 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94980 Follow the Money - 2007 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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===2011===
*1. Allen Allen Allen & Allen $7,500
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
*2. VA Trial Lawyers Assoc $7,000
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*3. VA Bankers Assoc $4,500 2.90%
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Janis announced he would not seek re-election in 2011, choosing to instead run for the Henrico County Commonwealth’s attorney position.<ref>[http://bearingdrift.com/2011/08/17/steve-thomas-files-in-the-56th-janis-announces-for-c-a/ ''bearingdrift.com'' Steve Thomas files in the 56th; Janis announces for C.A., August 17, 2011]</ref>
*4. Dominion $3,500
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*5. VA Optometric Assoc $3,500
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===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
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In 2009, Janis was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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  office = Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 56 (2009)}}
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Bill Janis (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''19,989'''
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| colspan="2" | James Towey (D)
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| align="right" | 8,673
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==Campaign donors==
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===2009===
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The top 5 donors to Janis' 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113933 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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{| class="wikitable"
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|[[Republican Party of Virginia]]
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|$21,999
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|Virginia Bankers Assoc
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|$6,280
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|Allen Allen Allen & Allen
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|$5,000
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|Virginia Assoc of Health Plans
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|$4,500
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|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc
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|$4,073
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==Personal==
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Janis and his wife, Rose, have two children.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://www.billjanis.com/ Delegate Bill Janis official website]
 
*[http://www.billjanis.com/ Delegate Bill Janis official website]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/4cff5add5ec440fb85257535005773e4?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Janis]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=50792 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=50792 Project Vote Smart profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50792 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94980 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77303 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19388 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19634 2001]
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*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113933 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94980 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77303 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19388 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19634 2001]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/36392 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/36392 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/wrjanis/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/wrjanis/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
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Bill Janis
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Virginia House of Delegates District 56
Former member
In office
2002 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Military Institute
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
Personal
Birthday10/15/1962
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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]

Elections

2011

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]

2009

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

2009

The top 5 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

Personal

Janis and his wife, Rose, have two children.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 56
2002–2012
Succeeded by
Peter Farrell