Delegate Michael Futrell is a dedicated public servant who is serving in public office for the first time. As the founder of the local nonprofit organization Make the Future, Michael has proven his character, commitment, and consistent contributions to the community. He currently represents 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 a teacher. After graduating with an education degree from Lindsey Wilson College, Michael taught 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 Boys 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. Shortly after his move to Northern Virginia, he and his wife Dr. Bernadine Futrell founded Make the Future, a nonprofit organization which provides youth the tools needed to achieve their fullest success.
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. A devout Christian, Michael serves as a Deacon at Harvest Life Changers Church.
Delegate Michael Futrell and his wife Bernadine Futrell, Ph.D. (a native of Emporia Virginia and graduate of both Virginia Commonwealth University and George Mason University) have two children Michael II and Melanie. The Futrells are also the guardians of Michael’s younger half-brother, a student athlete at Virginia’s Ferrum College. Michael and his family reside in Woodbridge, Virginia.
Awards and Honors
- Distinguished Advocate for Virginia Business – Virginia Chamber of Commerce
- Public Service Award – Prince William County Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
- Top Leader Under 40- Virginia Leadership Institute
- Volunteer Service Award –Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington
In-session address: General Assembly Building, Room 509, Capitol Square, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 698-1002 email: DelMFutrell@house.virginia.gov
District address: P.O. Box 726, Dumfries, Virginia 22026, (571) 494-1520