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BREAKING NEWS: Bill Janis Announces Bid for Virginia State Senate Seat District 12

Editor’s Note: The Website below is still under Construction and may not be completed for a day or two. The announcement of Walter Stosch’s retirement hit everyone unexpectedly.- Tom


Bill Janis

Candidate for the 12th Senate District of Virginia

(804) 301-7489



For the past six years we have witnessed President Barack Obama attempt to fundamentally transform America.


Through litigation, regulations, legislation and Executive Orders, he has systematically attacked and undermined the constitutional principles and institutions which have traditionally united us and made America great:


The principle that the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations;

The belief that all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society;

The commitment to fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints at all levels of government;

The belief that peace is best preserved through a strong national defense;

Our American free enterprise system, the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice the world has ever known;

And the common consensus that faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers, is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation.

Over the past year, we have seen Governor Terry McAuliffe attempt to fundamentally transform Virginia in the same way, and remake the Commonwealth in his own progressive image and likeness.

He has made the priority of his first year in office an aggressive effort to expand Obamacare in Virginia through Medicaid.

He has called for expansive new gun control laws that will limit the rights of law-abiding Virginians to keep and bear arms.

He has systematically pushed for higher taxes to fuel increased government spending without regard to the sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars which has traditionally been the hallmark of Virginia’s public finances.

In fact, during last year’s General Assembly session, the Governor nearly succeeded in forcing Obamacare expansion in Virginia. Only the hard work of the Republican majority in the House and the retirement of a single Democrat Senator, allowed the Republicans to regain the majority control of the Senate, defeat Obamacare expansion, and pass a balanced two-year budget.

As the General Assembly convenes today in Richmond, Governor McAuliffe stands ready to renew his push to fundamentally transform our state.

He will renew his push to expand Obamacare in Virginia through Medicaid.

He will put the power of his office behind new efforts to further limit our Second Amendment rights.

He will promote the inexorable growth of government spending, which fuels the annual push for higher taxes and fees.

This session, the citizens of Virginia are safe from his efforts because the Senate Republicans still hold the majority necessary to say “no” to this fundamental transformation of our Commonwealth.

This November however, every member of the Virginia Senate will stand for election by the people. With the retirement of Senator Walter Stosch, the voters of the 12th Senate District will have the solemn duty to elect a new Senator to represent them for the next four years.

The next Senator from the 12th District must be ready to stand with the Senate Republicans as they oppose the fundamental transformation of our beloved state.

The next Senator from the 12th District must be ready to say “no” to Obamacare expansion in Virginia, “no” to further encroachments on our fundamental rights, “no” to the inexorable growth of government.

The next Senator must be ready, willing and able to fight on behalf of the people of Hanover and Henrico for “a wise and frugal government” which will preserve our liberty, defend our rights, and “will not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.”

Because we need a Senator who will say “yes” to economic growth, better jobs, and higher take home pay for Virginians; and

Because we need a Senator who will say “yes” to less government spending and “yes” to less government regulation and red tape; and

Because we need a Senator who will put the people first and will stand firm against the special interests and reckless government expansion;

For all of these reasons, I am announcing today that I am a candidate for the Republican nomination to be the next Senator from the 12th Senate District of Virginia.

Authorized by Bill Janis for State Senate

Bill Janis Bio







Bill Janis has spent his life in public service. As the grandson of immigrants, Bill was the first member of his family to graduate from college, attending the Virginia Military Institute on a Naval ROTC scholarship.



In May 1984, Bill answered the call of duty and entered the United States Navy as a Commissioned Officer, serving as a Russian Linguist and Special Intelligence Officer in a variety of difficult and demanding assignments ashore and afloat. A veteran of the Persian Gulf War, Bill served at sea in submarines and destroyers, as well as in staff assignments at the National Security Agency and Commander Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Fleet.


After 11 years of active duty service, Bill left the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander and entered the University of Virginia Law School. While studying, he worked in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s offices of both Albemarle and Henrico Counties. Bill was admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in January 2000.


Bill Janis has been a defense attorney who has tried cases in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover, Goochland, Louisa and throughout Virginia. As a defense lawyer, Bill has successfully represented his clients in a variety of criminal and civil lawsuits.


In 2001, Bill was elected to the House of Delegates. He represented the citizens of Henrico, Goochland and Louisa counties in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002-2012.

Bill Janis has been on the forefront of efforts to reduce the size, scope and cost of state government while ensuring the effective delivery of core essential services such as public safety.



In January of 2012, Bill Janis was named the Deputy Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Veterans Services to spearhead all state agencies initiatives to address the issues of homelessness and unemployment among Virginia veterans. In this role, Bill was instrumental in launching the Governor’s innovative and first-in-the-nation strategic veteran employment initiative – “V3: Virginia Values Veterans.” Working with Virginia companies, Bill implemented an employer-focused, business assistance modeled approach to teach Virginia companies how to find, recruit, qualify, hire, integrate and retain veterans into their workforce. Since June 2012, the V3 Program has resulted in over 6,700 veteran hired, and a further promise to hire over 9,000 Virginia veterans.



On November 2, 2012, Bill was named Corporate Counsel for HealthcarePays Network, LLC, a dynamic, Virginia-based healthcare technology company that is launching the nation’s first fully-automated, secure, healthcare payment and remittance network.


Bill and Rose Ann have been married for 27 years and they have two children, Rachel and Robert. Bill is a parishioner at Saint Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church in Richmond.


Bill Janis has earned various awards and recognition for outstanding legislative service to include:

  • 2011 Century Council Award for Outstanding Commitment to Fight Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking

  • Virginia Association of Health Plans 2010 Distinguished Legislative Service Award,

  • Eagle Forum 2009 Distinguished State Legislator of the Year Award

  • Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s 2008 Outstanding Service Award

  • KOVAR of the Knights of Columbus’ 2008 Service Award

  • Century Council’s 2008 Award for Outstanding Commitment to Fight Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking

  • Virginia Council for Private Education’s 2005 Child Advocate Award

  • National Federation of Independent Business’ 2005 Defender of Small Business Award

  • MADD Virginia’s 2003 Award for Outstanding Leadership in the General Assembly to Reduce Drunk Driving.

  • Active in veteran’s organizations such as the VFW and American Legion.

  • An Eagle Scout, Bill has served as Scoutmaster of Troop 720 and on the Executive Committee of the Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America, and in 2011 was recognized with the NESA Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.





About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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