If you ask Mike Mullin what he's passionate about, he'll tell you, "Serving the people of the 93rd district. And stopping the school to prison pipeline. And being a great Dad. And being a great husband."
Mike is passionate about a lot of things, and it's one reason he is such a good Delegate for the 93rd District of Virginia. In Mike's first year as a legislator, he passed four bills--more than any other freshman in the House of Delegates. He served on the Counties, Cities and Towns Committee and the Courts of Justice Committee. He excels at turning his experiences and understanding of the communities of the Peninsula into real results for his constituents. He is most proud of his bill to ensure that people who commit domestic violence aren't eligible for "first offender status" if they have committed other violent felonies. "This bill could help stop the cycle of violence and protect women and children," he says. "It just might save the life of somebody you love."
When Mike isn't in Richmond in session in the House of Delegates, he is a criminal prosecutor and resident of Newport News. He came to the Peninsula as a 17-year-old college freshman at Christopher Newport University and loved the city so much he wanted to raise his family here, so he returned after earning his law degree from The Catholic University. Mike and his wife Laura have three children and live in Kiln Creek. The Mullin family are active long-time members of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Newport News.
As a prosecutor, Mike believes in being tough when it's needed and giving second chances where it's warranted. Although his bill to remind principals that minor offenses in school don't need to end up in the court system didn't pass, he believes it is the right approach. Virginia has the highest percentage of students who are arrested and face criminal charges. Mike thinks there is a better way and we need to focus on keeping our children IN school and OUT of court. "We need to take every opportunity to help troubled kids get on the right path," he says.
Mike is a Certified Gang Investigator by the Virginia Gang Investigator's Association and volunteers his time to stop gang violence in our communities. He is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership and a member of the Christopher Newport University Alumni Society.
"Laura and I are raising three sons, and we both work outside the home. Laura works just as hard as I do, which is just one reason I believe it's important to ensure that women make equal pay for equal work. Short-changing women means short-changing our families."
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