Lawrence Webb is an academic administrator and politician from Falls Church, Virginia. He was elected in 2008 to the Falls Church City Council, becoming the first openly gay, African-American elected official in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He ran for re-election in 2012 but lost. He was elected to the Falls Church City School Board in November 2013.
Born in Kenbridge, Virginia, Webb earned a B.A. in Mass Communications and a graduate Certificate in Public Management from Shenandoah University, where he was the first African-American elected president of the Student Government Association.
Webb worked as an assistant director of admissions at the University of Mary Washington. Webb is currently a Senior Recruiter at Bowie State University. He was previously employed by Shenandoah University in the admissions and alumni affairs offices.
Former Governor Mark Warner appointed Webb to the board of the Department of Correctional Education in 2004, and rose to the chairmanship in 2010 a position he held until 2012. Webb was appointed in 2015 by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Prevention. A resident of Falls Church since 2004, Webb had served three years on the city's Recreation & Parks Advisory Board prior to his election to city council.
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