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LWC Alumnus Makes Political History in Virginia

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 [1:05 AM]

Michael Futrell -- January 2014
LWC alumnus Michael Futrell is sworn in Jan. 8 as a delegate in the Virginia General
Assembly and his wife, Bernadine, have a son, Michael Futrell II.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Lindsey Wilson College alumnus Michael Futrell made political history earlier this year in Virginia when he was was sworn in as state delegate to represent the Old Dominion's 2nd House District in the Virginia General Assembly.

When Futrell was sworn in at the age of 31 on Jan. 8 at the state capital, he became the youngest African-American elected to the Virginia General Assembly in its 395-year history.

 

Futrell, a Democrat, won a hotly contested race in November 2013 besting a Republican incumbent member of the House of Delegates.

 

"It's an honor and a privilege to represent the people of the 2nd District in the longest continuously operating legislative body in the country," said Futrell, who played basketball at LWC and earned a degree in education. "But, it's a greater privilege to represent my family and the community who taught me from an early age the value of community service. I'm happy to have the opportunity to give back now."

 

The 2nd House district is a culturally and ethnically diverse area in Northern Virginia with a rich military background. It includes the Quantico Marine Corps base, which is home to more than 4,000 active duty Marines.

 

Futrell and his wife, Bernadine, have a son, Michael Futrell II.

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