|Virginia Senate District 32|
|1991 - Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||23|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||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."
In January 2014, Howell assumed control of the Privileges and Elections 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.
- 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.
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- Virginia State Legislature
- Virginia State Senate
- Virginia Senate Committees
- Virginia state legislative districts
- 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
- WatchDog.org, "Bully for her: Sen. Howell is ready to oversee ethics reform," January 7, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results," accessed May 28, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2007 Campaign contributions," accessed May 28, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
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