Last August, former Virginia House Majority Leader Bill Janis, R-Glen Allen, gave up his seat to run as an independent for Henrico County commonwealth’s attorney. His campaign was ultimately unsuccessful, leaving some to speculate what his next move might be.
Now we know.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Gov. Bob McDonnell has tapped Janis for a political appointment in the Department of Veterans Services.
On Jan. 11, Janis will assume the deputy commissioner post, a full-time job with a salary of $100,000.
Janis is a University of Virginia law school graduate and former Navy officer. In addition to his legislative career, he also worked as an attorney in a private practice.