Michael Futrell is a dedicated public servant who is seeking public office for the first time. As an educator and founder of the local nonprofit organization Make the Future, Michael has proven his character, commitment, and consistent contributions to the community. He is running to earn the privilege of serving the great people of the 2nd District of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Following the example of his father Terry Futrell, current athletic director and basketball coach at Wilberforce University, Michael began his career as an educator. After graduating with an education degree from Lindsey Wilson College, Michael was a teacher in a high poverty area.. After making a career change to become a pharmaceutical representative in Northern Virginia, Michael began volunteering as a basketball coach with the Hylton Boy’s and Girls Club, in his community in Woodbridge, Virginia. He felt that he needed to do more to help develop leadership and personal responsibility in children. In 2010, he is the founder of Make the Future, a nonprofit organization which provides underprivileged and at-risk youth in our community the tools needed to tackle childhood obesity and provides mentoring to prepare them for college.
After years of involvement in District 2, Michael understands that it takes determination and action to get things done. The concerns and ideas he hears are reflected in Michael’s legislative priorities, which are focused on education, transportation, and veterans. Michael has been an advocate as Past President of the Prince William County Young Democrats and Vice Chairperson of the Prince William County Election Task Force. He is currently an active member of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce. A devout Christian, Michael serves as a Deacon at his home church, Harvest Life Changers Church.
Michael Futrell is married to Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D., a native of Emporia Virginia and graduate of both Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason University. The couple recently celebrated the birth of their first son, Michael II. The Futrells are the guardians of Michael’s younger brother, a student at Virginia’s Ferrum College. Michael and his family reside in Woodbridge, Virginia.