|Virginia Senate District 32|
|1991 - Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Master's||University of Pennsylvania|
|Place of birth||Washington, DC|
Howell received a B.A. at Oberlin College and M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:
- Privileges and Elections, Chair
- Courts of Justice
- Education and Health Committee
- Finance Committee
- Senate Rules
Howell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- 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."
- 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.
|Virginia State Senate, District 32 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Janet Howell Incumbent||60.3%||26,026|
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007
Howell raised $241,951 for her campaign.
|Virginia State Senate, District 32 (2007)|
|Janet Howell (D)||28,089||97.17%|
In 2011, Howell received $548,304 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|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|
Below are Howell's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
|Suzann W. Matthews||$15,000|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$7,500|
|Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources)||$7,500|
|MVM Inc. (Security)||$5,000|
Howell was born in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1944.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Janet + Howell + Virginia + Senate"
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- Senator proposes bills to limit political retaliation, protect minors - Lynchburg News and Advance
- Va. Sen. Deeds Discharged From Hospital After Stabbing - NBC4 Washington
- Creigh Deeds, Va. State Sen., Stabbed in Bath County Home; Son Found Dead ... - NBC4 Washington
- Nearly one-third of Va. preschool slots went unfilled last year, advocates say - Washington Post
- Easier absentee voting proposed - Daily Press (blog)
- Reeves Eyes Offshore Drilling in 2014 - NBC 29 News
- Making voting easier is the gift that keeps on giving - The Virginian-Pilot
- DAYBREAK DAILY: Virginia takes aim at illegal cigarette trafficking - WJLA
- SVHEC awarded $250000 Federal Action Contingency Trust fund grants - YourGV.com
- Va. detention law review likely after Deeds incident - Richmond Times Dispatch
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- Sen. Howell's website
- Biography from the Virginia Legislature
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions:1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
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