Janarus had long served the Republic people as Coruscant's Senator when the Sith Empire's reemergence thrust him into prominence. Later, with the Republic struck humble and leaderless during the Sacking of Coruscant, it was Janarus's authority and resolve that earned him respect from the citizens and Senate alike. Janarus was unanimously elected to the office of Supreme Chancellor, where he has remained ever since.
Support for Janarus has steadily fractured over the years, however, as many planetary governments have chafed at the costs of rebuilding Coruscant. Military advisors also grow increasingly frustrated with Janarus's refusal to stamp out sedition, but his stance has always been to protect the Republic's core values of freedom, justice and the right to self-governance.