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|Virginia House of Delegates, District 2|
|January 8, 2014|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Lindsey Wilson College|
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.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Futrell served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Privileges and Elections|
Futrell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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"
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 2 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Mark Dudenhefer Incumbent||49.2%||7,966|
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.
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- Virginia Manufactures Association: 2014 Legislative Wrap Up
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- Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
Futrell and his wife, Bernadine, have one child, Mike Futrell II. Futrell currently resides in Woodbridge, Virginia.
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- Del. Futrell's website
- Campaign website
- Virginia Public Access Project page
- Profile from Open States
- Facebook page
- Twitter page
- LinkedIn page
- Video: House Delegate Candidates for Northern Virginia
- Potomac Local News, "Futrell Sees Future in Virginia House of Delegates," January 28, 2013
- LinkedIn, "Michael Futrell," accessed May 14, 2013
- Michael Futrell, "Home page," accessed August 27, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- The Free Lance-Star, "Political website a copy?" March 12, 2013
- VPAP, "House of Delegates District 2," accessed October 2, 2013
Mark Dudenhefer (R)
|Virginia House of Delegates District 2
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