Lawrence is the first out gay Black elected official in Virginia!
Lawrence Webb has been a leader in his community for over 20 years serving as a member of the Falls Church City Council and School Board and was selected twice to serve as the chair of the school board. During his tenure as chairman, he worked to strengthen ties and increased confidence with constituents by meeting with community groups to discuss issues openly. Also during his tenure, the school system hired a new superintendent, improved the transparency of the budget process and collaborated with the City Council to finance a new environmentally sustainable high school.
Lawrence has been active in education for over 20 years serving as an admission officer at three universities: Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA and currently at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. Appointed by Governors Warner and Kaine to the State Board for Correctional Education, Lawrence contributed on the state level to oversee the school system across the Commonwealth in the Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice rising to both vice chair and chair of the board. During his term, all high schools in the Department of Juvenile Justice received their state accreditation. Additionally, he has worked to secure the rights for LGBTQ individuals in the Commonwealth by serving on the board of Equality Virginia.