State Sen. Walter Stosch announced his retirement after 23 years in the senate in January and the scramble began among those who would like to be his successor.
Janis, a staunch defender of limited government and 2A issues, talks in this podcast about his background and why he’s the best man for the transition.
However, Janis was also involved in a troubling campaign for Henrico’s commonwealth’s attorney when he ran as an independent in 2011. Despite the independent bid, leading Republicans Eric Cantor, Bill Bolling, Bill Howell and Ken Cuccinelli all agreed that he was the best choice for the job (and were momentarily booted from their unit committees because of it. Ultimately, the Democrat ended up winning, but that wasn’t the tragic outcome. Janis faces the question head-on in the interview.
The 12th District is predominantly located just west of Richmond in Henrico and Hanover Counties and the nomination will be a primary on June 9.
For what it’s worth, Bill Janis is one of the few Republican candidates I know who knows exactly what bearing drift is and why I named the site as such (not part of the podcast). Not saying I’m endorsing him yet, but the Navy veteran certainly gets bonus points.