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Lawrence Webb is an academic administrator and politician from Falls Church, Virginia. He was elected in 2008 to Falls Church City Council, becoming the first openly gay, African-American elected official in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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.
Former Governor of Virginia Mark Warner appointed Webb to the board of the Department of Correctional Education in 2004, a position he still holds. 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.
- ↑ "F.C. Makes Virginia History by Electing Gay Afro-American", Falls Church News-Press, 2008-05-08. Retrieved on 2008-07-07.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lawrence Webb biography. City of Falls Church. Retrieved on 2008-07-07.
- ↑ "Lawrence Webb wins historic election in Falls Church", Washington Blade, 2008-05-09. Retrieved on 2008-07-07.
- ↑ "Virginia's Historic Moment", Metro Weekly, 2008-05-15. Retrieved on 2008-07-07.
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