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Janet Howell

Personal data
Date of birthMay 7, 1944(age 71)
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseA. (for Alfred) Hunt Howell, Ph. D. (1966-present)
ChildrenEric (m. Theresa, children Ella (~2005), Sylvia (~2008)
Brian (m. Ania)
ResidenceFairfax County, Virginia
Alma materOberlin College (B.A., 1966)
University of Pennsylvania, (M.A., 1968)
CommitteesPrivileges and Elections
Courts of Justice
Education and Health
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 32nd district
Assumed office1992
Succeeded byIncumbent

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Janet Denison Howell (born May 7, 1944, in Washington, D.C.) is an American politician. A Democrat, she was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1991. She still represented the 32nd district in Fairfax County .

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Forrest Declares Candidacy For State Senate - Tweet this news"After nearly 20 years on the job, incumbent -Janet Howell- has become too influenced by the Richmond establishment and the status quo," said Forrest, a Republican. "I believe we can and should do better. Northern Vir - Date : Wed, 11 May 2011 10:50:17 GMT+00:00
DOJ requests interviews with redistricting legislators - Washington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Washington Post (blog)---Janet Howell- (D-Fairfax) and Del. S. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), who sponsored the proposals for new Senate and House maps respectively, each confirmed that they've been asked to sit for a phone interview with DOJ staff. Other - Date : Tue, 24 May 2011 21:25:35 GMT+00:00
GOP Challenger Takes Aim at Howell in 32nd Senate District Race - Sun Gazette Tweet this news
Sun Gazette--For Republican challenger Patrick Forrest, the many years incumbent Democrat -Janet Howell- has spent in office haven't helped her constituents. “We need a voice to stand up for Northern Virginia,” Forrest said at the May 26 meeting - Date : Fri, 27 May 2011 12:33:50 GMT+00:00
For Howell, Redistricting Brings Possible Return to Arlington - Sun Gazette Tweet this news
Sun Gazette---Janet Howell- (D-32nd) represented parts of Arlington until the last redistricting 10 years ago, and under the new plan would represent those areas again, plus some additional Arlington precincts. “I am very sad to be losing so many people - Date : Sat, 02 Apr 2011 11:33:03 GMT+00:00
Anniversary: Stanley and Janet Howell - Evansville Courier & Press Tweet this news
Evansville Courier & Press--Stanley and -Janet Howell- of Evansville plan to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 10 with an open house from 2 to 4 pm at Christ Church United Church of Christ, 3601 Washington Ave. Friends are invited. Howell - Date : Mon, 04 Apr 2011 21:50:42 GMT+00:00
House passes maps, lawmakers head home - Daily Press Tweet this news
Daily Press---Janet Howell-. Howell's maps have gone through a couple of changes, and have faced a lot of tough criticism especially and predictably from Republican lawmakers. But Howell and the Democrats have the votes to push their plans through. . - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:26:46 GMT+00:00
General Assembly Reject "Poison Pill" Autism Bill Amendment - Leesburg Today Tweet this news
Leesburg Today---Janet Howell- (D-32) sponsored the bill on the other side of the building. After the regular legislative session closed, McDonnell reviewed the bill and made numerous amendments-much to the chagrin of the bills' supporters. ... - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:10:04 GMT+00:00
New congressional map plan favors incumbents - Richmond Times Dispatch Tweet this news
Richmond Times Dispatch---Janet- D. -Howell-, D-Fairfax during debate on redistricting. By Jim Nolan , Tyler Whitley A new congressional district plan that appears designed to protect incumbents was introduced in the General Assembly on Thursday. Plan spo - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 14:34:43 GMT+00:00
Howell's Autism Bill Closer to Becoming Law - Tweet this news Howell- (D-Reston) was the sponsor of SB1062, which is aimed at helping children with autism. Advocates eager for Governor to mandate insurance coverage. By Larisa Robinson | Email the author | 6:00am Virginia legislators are trying to g - Date : Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:06:50 GMT+00:00
Va. General Assembly looks for quick redistricting - Washington Post (blog) Tweet this news
Washington Post (blog)---Janet Howell- (D) has indicated that Senate leadership may introduce its redistricting legislation on March 29, filing a bill that would include new maps of legislative districts. House leaders may do the same. The House and Senat - Date : Fri, 18 Mar 2011 20:18:52 GMT+00:00

Virginia Senate, District 32: Results 1995 to 2009
Summary :
Year Democrat Votes Pct Republican Votes Pct Third Party Party Votes Pct
1995  Janet Howell 26,470  57%  Robert M. McDowell 19,738  43%
1999  Janet Howell 25,966  58%  Whitney Adams 18,615  42%
2003  Janet Howell 21,252  57%  David M. Hunt 16,214  43%
2007  Janet Howell 28,089  97%  no candidate    Write-ins   818 3%
2011 November 8  Janet Howell tbd  tbd  (likely) Patrick Forrest tbd  tbd

Current members of the Senate of Virginia

  1. John Miller (D)
  2. Mamie Locke (D)
  3. Tommy Norment (R)
  4. Ryan McDougle (R)
  5. Yvonne Miller (D)
  6. Ralph Northam (D)
  7. Frank Wagner (R)
  8. Jeff McWaters (R)
  1. Don McEachin (D)
  2. John Watkins (R)
  3. Steve Martin (R)
  4. Walter Stosch (R)
  5. Fred Quayle (R)
  6. Harry Blevins (R)
  7. Frank Ruff (R)
  8. Henry Marsh (D)
  1. Edd Houck (D)
  2. Louise Lucas (D)
  3. Robert Hurt (R)
  4. Roscoe Reynolds (D)
  5. John Edwards (D)
  6. Ralph Smith (R)
  7. Steve Newman (R)
  8. Emmett Hanger (R)
  1. Creigh Deeds (D)
  2. Mark Obenshain (R)
  3. Jill Vogel (R)
  4. Richard Stuart (R)
  5. Chuck Colgan (D)
  6. Patsy Ticer (D)
  7. Mary Margaret Whipple (D)
  8. Janet Howell (D)
  1. Mark Herring (D)
  2. Chap Petersen (D)
  3. Dick Saslaw (D)
  4. Toddy Puller (D)
  5. David W. Marsden (D)
  6. Phil Puckett (D)
  7. George Barker (D)
  8. William Wampler (R)

Northern Virginia politicians

Members of the Virginia
House of Delegates
Dave Albo (R) * Richard Anderson (R) * David Bulova (D) * Barbara Comstock (R) * Adam Ebbin (D) * David L. Englin (D) * Eileen Filler-Corn (D) * Charniele Herring (D) * Patrick A. Hope (D) * Tim Hugo (R) * Mark Keam (D) * Kaye Kory (D) * James LeMunyon (R) * Scott Lingamfelter (R) * Robert G. Marshall (R) * Kenneth R. Plum (D) * Tom Rust (R) * Jim Scott (D) * Mark D. Sickles (D) * Scott Surovell (D) * Luke Torian (D) * Vivian E. Watts (D)
Members of the Virginia
State Senate
George Barker (D) * Chuck Colgan (D) * Mark Herring (D) * Janet Howell (D) * David W. Marsden (D) * Chap Petersen (D) * Phillip Puckett (D) * Toddy Puller (D) * Richard L. Saslaw (D) * Richard Stuart (R) * Patsy Ticer (D) * Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) * Mary Margaret Whipple (D)
Members of CongressGerry Connolly (D) * Jim Moran (D) * Rob Wittman (R) * Frank Wolf (R)
OtherSharon Bulova (D) * William D. Euille (D) * Keith Fimian (R) * Penelope Gross (D) * Pat Herrity (R) * Michèle McQuigg (R) * Brian Moran (D) * Patrick Murray (R)

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