Bill Stanley (politician)
|Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 20th district
January 11, 2012
|Preceded by||Roscoe Reynolds|
July 21, 1967 |
|Residence||Franklin County, Virginia|
|Alma mater||Hampden-Sydney College
District of Columbia School of Law
|Committees||Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
William M. "Bill" Stanley, Jr. (born July 21, 1967 in Milton, Florida) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 2011. He currently represents[update] the 20th district, made up of the cities of Galax and Martinsville, Henry and Patrick counties, part of the city of Danville, and parts of five other Southside Virginia counties.
Early life, education, business career
Stanley was born in Milton, Florida, the son of a United States Navy aviator. The family purchased a home Franklin County, Virginia after his father retired in 1983. Stanley received a B.S. degree from Hampden-Sydney College, and a J.D. from the District of Columbia School of Law. He joined the Northern Virginia law firm of Gilbert Davis, where he was involved in Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against President Bill Clinton. In 1999 he moved back to Franklin County and began to practice law there.
In 2011, he defeated incumbent Democratic 20th district Senator Roscoe Reynolds, 23975 (46.8%)-23331 (45.54%). W. Jeff Evans, the 2007 Republican candidate, ran as an independent, finishing third with 7.58% of the vote.
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- "Bill Stanley; Virginia Senate". Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- "Senator Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)". Richmond Sunlight.
- "Bill Stanley". Virginia Public Access Project.
- "Election Results". Virginia State Board of Elections.
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