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Janet Howell
Janet Howell.jpg
Virginia Senate District 32
Incumbent
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 23
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOberlin College
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Personal
Birthday05/07/1944
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Janet D. Howell has been a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 32. She was first elected to the chamber in 1991.

Biography

Howell received a B.A. at Oberlin College and M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Howell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Children and Families
Excerpt: "Among her many accomplishments for children and families, Janet authored the legislation to set up the nation’s first online sexual predator registry. She headed the Commission to Prevent Family Violence that totally overhauled Virginia’s response to family violence."
  • Quality Education
Excerpt: "As a former public school teacher and PTA leader, Janet fights to improve Virginia's public schools and universities by reducing class size, hiring and retaining the best and brightest teachers, and securing funding for new facilities and programs."
  • Equitable Taxes
Excerpt: "Janet has succeeded in reducing taxes on cars, food, taxpayers 62 and older, over-the-counter medicines and non-profit organizations."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Janet is fighting to balance our region's growth and its infrastructure. She has implemented ingenious methods of funding transportation at low cost to taxpayers."
  • Job Creation
Excerpt: "Janet works with business leaders to assure our region's economic vitality. She is called "the Technology Senator" and has received more awards from that industry than any other legislator."
  • Personal Decisions
Excerpt: "Janet believes government has no business in personal, family decisions. End-of-life decisions are best made by families and doctors without government interference. Janet strongly defends a woman's right to choose."

Ethics committee

In January 2014, Howell assumed control of the Privileges and Election Committee, which reviews ethics legislation. "We have to beef (ethics) up in Virginia," Howell said in an interview. "We have found out the hard way you just can’t trust people." Howell came under fire in 2013 when she warned the Northern Virginia Technology Council PAC against endorsing Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli.[2]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Howell won re-election to District 32 of the Virginia State Senate. She was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and defeated Patrick Forrest in the November 8 general election.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 32 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJanet Howell Incumbent 60.3% 26,026
     Republican Patrick Forrest 39.7% 17,122
Total Votes 43,148

2007

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Howell won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[4]

Howell raised $241,951 for her campaign.[5]

Virginia State Senate, District 32 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Janet Howell (D) 28,089 97.17%
Write-in 818 2.82%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Howell received $548,304 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Janet Howell's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$169,279
Virginia Hospital Association$14,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$10,029
Dominion$8,000
Virginia Dental Association$7,500
Total Raised in 2011 $548,304
Total Votes received in 2011 26,026
Cost of each vote received $21.07

2007

Below are Howell's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Suzann W. Matthews $15,000
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $7,500
Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources) $7,500
MVM Inc. (Security) $5,000
Oracle (Electronics) $4,000

Personal

Howell was born in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1944.

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