LWC Alumnus Makes Political History in Virginia
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 [1:05 AM]
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
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
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
Futrell, a Democrat, won a hotly contested race
in November 2013 besting a Republican incumbent member of the House
"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.