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TFRW Woman of Distinction – May 2022


Janis Holt is a lifelong Republican having cast her first vote in a Presidential Election for Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Janis has been a Delegate to the Republican Precinct, County and State Conventions since 2008, and has been an elected Delegate to the National Convention in 2012 and 2016. In addition, she is a member of the Texas Republican Party Grassroots Club, is a Hardin County Precinct Chair, and has served as an Election Judge. She also has been a member of the Electoral College from Congressional District 36 in 2016.

Janis was awarded the Republican Party of Texas Volunteer of the Year from Senatorial District 3 for 2017. She also served as Committeewoman from SD3 on the State Republican Executive Committee.

A member of the Hardin County Republican Women since 2009, Janis served as the Club Treasurer, Secretary and President for four terms. She has served as the TFRW Awards Chair, VP of Finance, VP of Campaign Activities, District Director for SD 3, and Americanism Chair. In 2019 she was named one of TFRW’s 10 Outstanding Women.

Janis currently serves as Chair of the NFRW Faith Coalition Committee. She also previously served as NFRW Campaign Chair.

In 2019, Janis was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the State Commission of Judicial Conduct for a six-year term. She was recently elected by her peers to the Executive Committee and serves as Vice-Chair. Janis and her husband have lived in Hardin County since 1993 where they own a business and raise Angus cattle on their ranch. They have four children and five grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys quilting and sewing.