Mike Futrell

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Charles Michael "Mike" Futrell
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for the 66th district
In office
Preceded byWoody Jenkins
Succeeded byHunter Greene
Member of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council, District 8
In office
Preceded byLynda Imes
Succeeded byMike Walker
Personal details
Born (1960-07-20) July 20, 1960 (age 60)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Alma materBaton Rouge High School
Louisiana State University(B.B.A.)
Paul M. Hebert Law Center (Juris Doctor)
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (MBA)
OccupationCity manager
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1982-1996, 2006, 2010-2011
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Captain (Reserves)
UnitUSS Grant
USS Kentucky
Battles/warsIraq War

Charles Michael Futrell, known as Mike Futrell (born July 20, 1960), is the city manager for South San Francisco, California. He is an attorney, a retired United States Navy officer, and a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives.


Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Futrell graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1978. In 1982, he received a Bachelor of Business and Public Administration from Louisiana State University. He then received a Juris Doctor degree from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Centerand a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Futrell is a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell Air Force Base, in Montgomery, Alabama.

Navy career[edit]

From 1987 to 1993, Futrell served two tours of duty as an officer on nuclear submarines.[1] On the submarine USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN-631), near the end of the Cold War, Futrell came in constant contact with submarines of the former Soviet Union. Futrell also served on the commissioning crew of the submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) operating out of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia. In 2006, Futrell was recalled to active duty for twelve months during the Iraq War.[1] For that service, Futrell was awarded the Bronze Star.[2] Futrell was assigned as the officer in charge of DRMS operations in Iraq, leading installations at four U.S. bases in Iraq. In 2010, Futrell was again recalled to active military duty, this time on staff at U.S. Pacific Command in Hawaii, as a Navy Captain (United States O-6), where he was the director of the Commander's Action Group (CAG), under the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Robert F. Willard. He also led a crisis action team responding to the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster in Japan code named Operation Tomodachi.[3] At the end of his one-year tour of duty, Futrell stayed in Hawaii as executive vice president of Hawaii Gas, the natural gas utility servicing the major Hawaiian Islands.[4]

Public Service[edit]

In 1996 Futrell was elected to the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council, succeeding the incumbent Republican.[5] [6]

From 2000 to 2005, Futrell served as the state representative for District 66 in East Baton Rouge Parish. He resigned a year into his second term[7] to become the state director for then freshman U.S. Senator David Vitter, who left the Senate in 2017. In 2002, Futrell received the "Golden Apple Legislators Support of Education" award. In 2004, he obtained the Louisiana Municipal Association Leadership Award. In 2005, he procured the Louisiana Family Forum Legislative Advocate Award.[1]

In 2008, Futrell left Vitter's office to work for the City of Baton Rouge under then Mayor-President Kip Holden as the assistant chief administrative officer. Walter Monsour, under whom Futrell served, said that Futrell earned his trust through the handling of the $1.2 billion municipal sewer program. In 2009, upon Monsour's retirement, Futrell was elevated to chief administrative officer by Holden.[8]

In 2014, Futrell became the city manager for South San Francisco.[9] He reorganized the city staff, hiring a number of new managers.


  1. ^ a b c "Executive Orders: Mike Futrell". businessreport.com. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  2. ^ "Former State Rep. Mike Futrell Receives Bronze Star for Service in Iraq". lanewslink.com. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_d22d9b27-4f3d-5897-a0f2-b2d85ce6dbb0.html
  4. ^ "PEOPLE WHO MAKE HAWAII WORK - Pacific Business News". Pacific Business News. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  5. ^ "Louisiana Secretary of State, Primary election returns, September 21, 1996". staticresults.sos.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  6. ^ "Forty Under 40 honorees (1994-2014) - Baton Rouge Business Report". Baton Rouge Business Report. Retrieved 2015-12-01.
  7. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2012" (PDF). legis.state.la.us. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 29, 2009. Retrieved July 14, 2011.
  8. ^ Scott Dyer, "Holden names Mike Futrell parish's CAO", Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, January 16, 2009, p. 1B.
  9. ^ http://www.ssf.net/departments/city-manager/mike-futrell-city-manager
Louisiana House of Representatives
Preceded by
Woody Jenkins
Louisiana State Representative for
District 66 (East Baton Rouge Parish)

Charles Michael "Mike" Futrell

Succeeded by
Hunter Greene