About Michael

About Michael

About Delegate Michael Futrell

Delegate Michael Futrell is a dedicated public servant representing his community in the Virginia House of Delegates. As an educator and business owner, Delegate Futrell has proven his character, commitment, and consistent contributions to the community. This year, Delegate Futrell is running for a vacant seat in the Virginia State Senate.

Delegate Futrell began his career as an educator teaching math and science in a low-income school. After making a career change to become a pharmaceutical representative in Northern Virginia, Delegate Futrell also began volunteering as a basketball coach with the Hylton Boy’s and Girls Club, in Woodbridge, Virginia. Feeling the need to do more, Michael cofounded “Make the Future” in 2010 with his wife, Dr. Bernadine Futrell. A nonprofit organization, “Make the Future” provides underprivileged and at-risk youth in the Northern Virginia community the tools needed to tackle childhood obesity and provides mentoring to prepare them for college. In addition to co-founding “ Make the Future,” Delegate Futrell has always had a vested interest in the political well-being of his community, having served as Past President of the Prince William County Young Democrats and Vice Chairperson of the Prince William County Elections Task Force.

After years of active community involvement, Delegate Futrell ran for the Virginia House of Delegates and won. As Delegate, Michael has proven he will work hard for every person in the district.

Delegate Futrell and his wife, Bernadine, reside in Woodbridge, Virginia where he is an active member of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce. A devout Christian, Delegate Futrell also serves as a deacon at Harvest Life Changers Church. He and Dr. Futrell have two children, Michael Jr. and Melanie.

During the Virginia House of Delegates 2015 legislative session, Delegate Futrell served on the following committees and commissions:


Finance Committee

The Finance Committee considers matters concerning general and special revenues of the Commonwealth; and taxation matters, including, tax exemptions such as property tax, sales tax and car tax exemptions. 

Privileges and Elections Committee

The Privileges and Elections Committee considers matters concerning voting; apportionment and redistricting of state legislative and congressional district boundaries; constitutional amendments; elections; elected officeholders; and nominations and appointments to any office or position in the Commonwealth, except judges and justices of the Commonwealth. 

Science and Technology Committee 

The Science and Technology Committee considers matters concerning science, technology and math.

Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

The Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission prepares for and commemorate the sesquicentennial of Virginia’s participation in the American Civil War. 

Block Grants Commission

The Block Grants Commission ensures the continued receipt of federal funds pursuant to the Preventive Health and Human Services Block Grant, the Community Services Block Grant, or any other federal block grant program requiring legislative public hearings. 







Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Advocate for Virginia Business – Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Legislative Hero Award – League of Conservation Voters
  • Solid as a Rock – Virginia Education Association
  • 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