While much of the nation's attention was focused on the historic race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in Indiana and North Carolina, another black man was quietly making history in Virginia. According to The Victory Fund: "In his first bid for elected office, Lawrence Webb won a seat on the Falls Church City Council by a margin of 39 votes. He joins two other candidates on the City Council: Nader Baroukh and Robin S. Gardner."
“I am grateful that the citizens of Falls Church have entrusted me with the responsibility to help guide the direction of our city’s future, and I thank them. I look forward to working with Council to make Falls Church an even better city than it is now,” Webb said.
Lawrence Webb, who is a Democrat, is currently the assistant dean of admissions at the University of Mary Washington. He was appointed by former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner to the board of the Department of Correctional Education.
Earlier this year, Connecticut State Rep. Jason Bartlett became the first openly gay black state legislator in the nation.
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