Michael Futrell

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Michael Futrell
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Virginia House of Delegates, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLindsey Wilson College
Personal
ProfessionPharmaceutical Representative
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael T. Futrell is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Biography

Futrell received his Bachelor's in Education from Lindsey Wilson College in 2007. He is a Pharmaceutical Representative for Novo Nordisk. Futrell is also the founder of Make The Future, Inc., a non-profit organization that hosts summer basketball camps in Virginia. Before working as a pharmaceutical representative, he was a teacher and a sales manager.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Futrell served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Finance
Privileges and Elections

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Futrell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Fight For Real Transportation Solutions

Excerpt: "Prioritize Prince William & Stafford's transportation funds today; Extend the Blue Line through Woodbridge to Dale City"

  • Fund A Worldclass Education For Our Children

Excerpt: "Universal preschool education regardless of income; Provide competitive educator salaries and lower class sizes to attract the best educators to Virginia"

  • Equal Access To Vote

Excerpt: "Establish no more than 30-minute wait to vote; No Excuse early voting"

  • Expand Medicaid

Excerpt: "Create 30,000 Virginia jobs; End out of control healthcare costs"

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Futrell won the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 2. Futrell ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He defeated incumbent Mark Dudenhefer (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 2 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Futrell 50.6% 8,189
     Republican Mark Dudenhefer Incumbent 49.2% 7,966
     Other Write-in 0.3% 43
Total Votes 16,198

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Futrell faced incumbent Mark Dudenhefer in this new and fast-growing exurban and suburban district south of Washington, DC. The district gave Governor Bob McDonnell (R) 58 percent of the vote in 2009, but Democrats hoped to replicate the results of 2012, when President Barack Obama (D) earned 58 percent of the vote in this district. Dudenhefer was elected in the 2011 cycle, so he had not been in office long at the time of the 2013 election. However, Futrell posted information copied from another candidate's website on his own page, reportedly mistakenly, which some interpreted as indicating a lack of organization in his campaign.[4][5]

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

Personal

Futrell and his wife, Bernadine, have one child, Mike Futrell II. Futrell currently resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Dudenhefer (R)
Virginia House of Delegates District 2
2014–present
Succeeded by
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