Bill Stanley (politician)

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Bill Stanley
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 20th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2012
Preceded by W. Roscoe Reynolds
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 19th district
In office
January 12, 2011 – January 11, 2012
Preceded by Robert Hurt
Succeeded by Ralph K. Smith
Personal details
Born William M. Stanley, Jr.
( 1967 -07-21) July 21, 1967 (age 48)
Milton, Florida, U.S.
Political party Republican
Residence Franklin County, Virginia
Alma mater Hampden-Sydney College
District of Columbia School of Law
Occupation lawyer
Committees Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Local Government

William M. "Bill" Stanley, Jr. (born July 21, 1967) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected in 2011 to the Senate of Virginia for the 20th district. The 20th district includes the cities of Galax and Martinsville, Henry and Patrick counties, part of the city of Danville, and parts of five other Southside Virginia counties.[1][2]

Early life, education, business career[edit]

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.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Stanley was elected Franklin County Republican Committee chair in 2008, and Virginia's 5th Congressional District Republican Committee chair in 2010.[2]

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.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Senate of Virginia; Senator William M. Stanley, Jr.". Senate of Virginia. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Bill Stanley; Virginia Senate". Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  3. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 

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