Mike excels at turning his experiences and understanding of the communities of the Peninsula into real results for his constituents. In Mike’s first year as a legislator, he passed four bills — more than any other freshman legislator in the House of Delegates that year. He’s kept up that pace ever since, passing bill after bill to benefit all Virginians.
Mike has carried 33 bills that are now law and served on four committees since taking office in 2016. He has worked tirelessly on legislation covering a wide range of issues, from expanding Medicare to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline.
In 2021, Mike led the charge to eliminate the death penalty in Virginia. “This was long overdue,” he said. “The evidence is clear. Use of the death penalty is riddled with wrongful convictions, inadequate representation, racial bias. I’m thankful that we have relegated this inhumane practice to the history books.”
When the House of Delegates isn’t in session, Mike serves as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Hampton and a Certified Gang Investigator by the Virginia Gang Investigators’ Association.
Mike first came to the Peninsula as a 17-year old college freshman at Christopher Newport University. He loved the city so much he knew wanted to raise his family here. After law school at the Catholic University, he returned to the area to do just that. The proud father of three sons, he now lives in Newport News and works to make the Peninsula a better place.
Mike ran for Delegate for the same reason he became a prosecutor — to keep our community safe. He’s not just committed to that goal; he has shown both in the courtroom and in the statehouse that he’s able to make it happen.