Speaker Howell Statement on
Delegate Bill Janis' Decision Not to
Stand for Re-Election to the
Virginia House of Delegates
RICHMOND, VA - Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) today commented on the announcement of Delegate William R. "Bill" Janis (R-Henrico) that he will run for Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney this fall and will not seek a sixth term in the Virginia House of Delegates:
"Today Delegate Bill Janis announced his intention to run for Henrico Commonwealth's Attorney this coming fall. Bill was first elected to serve the 56th House District in 2001 and has been a strong, conservative leader in our Caucus ever since. The citizens of Henrico, Louisa and Goochland counties have been fortunate to have such a bright, energetic and articulate advocate over the last decade and he will be missed here in Richmond."
"Bill has served on the House Committee on Privileges and Elections, the House Committee on Commerce and Labor, the House Courts of Justice Committee and as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee. Recognizing his intellect and leadership, the House Republican Caucus elected Delegate Janis Majority Whip in December of 2010. In addition to his committee assignments and leadership duties, Bill worked hard over the last decade to strengthen law enforcement legislation and facilitate the General Assembly's judicial appointments."
| "Delegate Janis has been a loyal, hard working, dedicated colleague. His intellect and drive, which were tremendous assets in the House of Delegates, will serve him well in his future endeavors. I thank Bill for his leadership and his service, and wish him and his family all the best."|