Lawrence Webb is an education professional and longtime community leader living in Springfield, VA. He has been active in education for over 20 years, serving as an admission officer at Shenandoah University, University of Mary Washington and currently at Bowie State University. Prior to moving to Fairfax County, he served on the Falls Church City Council and School Board, twice as school board chair.
Lawrence – the first openly gay African American elected official in the Commonwealth of Virginia – has been a leader on statewide issues in education and justice. He was appointed by Governors Warner and Kaine to the Virginia Board for Correctional Education. During his tenure as vice chair and chair, the Department of Juvenile Justice schools received their state accreditation. He also served on the board of Equality Virginia, working to secure rights for members of Virginia’s LGBTQ community.
In the challenging environment that Fairfax County faces in public education, his proven experience prepares him to address these challenges on day 1. He will strengthen ties with constituents by meeting with local community groups to discuss issues openly. He’ll work to implement the recently approved collective bargaining agreement to help to make sure our teachers are fairly compensated. He will live up to the promise of having an environmentally friendly school system, providing a safe environment for our kids to live up to their personal and academic potential. He will help the incredible schools of Fairfax County to achieve even greater levels of excellence.