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{{tnr}}'''Janet Howell''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]] since 1991, representing the 32nd district.
{{tnr}}'''Janet Howell''' has been a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]] since 1991, representing the 32nd district.

Revision as of 17:51, 2 September 2011

Janet Howell
Janet Howell.jpg
Virginia Senate District 32
In office
1991 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth05/07/1944
Place of birthWashington, DC
Office website
Personal website
Janet Howell has been a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate since 1991, representing the 32nd district.

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

Committee assignments

District 32

Howell represents Virginia Senate District 32. Senate District 32 includes Fairfax County(part).



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Howell is running for re-election to the District 32 seat of the Virginia State Senate. She was unopposed in the August 23 primary. She will face Patrick Forrest in the November 8 general election.


On Nov. 6, 2007, Howell won re-election to the 32nd District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[1]

Howell raised $241,951 for her campaign.[2]

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

Below are Howell's top 5 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


Campaign themes


Howell's campaign website lists the following issues:

  • 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.[3]


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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia Senate District 32
Succeeded by