Luke Torian

Luke Torian 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2010
Affiliation: Democrat
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1052

District Office
4222 Fortuna Plaza, Suite 659
Dumfries, VA 22025
Phone: (703) 785-2224

Legislative Assistant: Phil Newell, Director of Legislative Affairs
Administrative Assistant During Session: Claire Martin

Email Links: DelLTorian@house.virginia.gov

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site, Facebook

About

Overview

Luke TorianAbout

From Campaign Website

Delegate Luke Torian is a community leader in Prince William County. He has played a major role in several organizations including Action in Community Through Service (ACTS), an organization designed to alleviate hunger, homelessness, and domestic violence in the community. He is one of the founders of Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE), an organization dedicated to making change on social justice issues. He also served on the Cardinal Bank Advisory Board from 2000 to 2003.

Delegate Torian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Winston-Salem State University. He then continued his education by pursuing graduate studies at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, then earning a Masters of Divinity degree from the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In 1987, Delegate Torian earned a Doctorate of Ministry Degree from the School of Divinity at Howard University.

In 1997, he received the Prince William County Human Rights Commission Award for facilitating The Color of Fear, a dialogue on race relations. Delegate Torian has received Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s Citizen of The Year Award on two occasions. In 2003, Dr. John Maxwell, renowned expert in leadership development, selected Delegate Torian as one of 50 leaders from across the country to participate in a special leadership institute in Atlanta, GA.

Delegate Torian currently serves as the Pastor of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries. He has one daughter, and  lives in Woodbridge with his wife Clarice who recently retired after 34 years in public education.

Personal Information

Birth Year: 1958
Place of Birth: Roxboro, NC
Gender: Male
Race(s): African American
Religion: Christian/Protestant
Spouse: Clarice Jones
Children: Constance A.
Membership & Affiliation:
First Mount Zion Baptist Church
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Prince William Ministerial Association
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement

Education

Winston-Salem State University, NC (B.A., 1980)
Virginia Union University, School of Theology (M.Div., 1984)
Howard University, School of Divinity, Washington, DC (D.Min., 1987)

Political Career

From Wikipedia

Torian was born in Roxboro, North Carolina. He received a B.A. degree in political science from Winston-Salem State University in 1980. Training to become a Baptist minister, he received a master’s degree in divinity in 1984 from the School of Theology at Virginia Union University, and a doctorate in ministry from the Howard University School of Divinity in 1987.

Torian worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for eight years. He was pastor of Gilfield Baptist Church in Charles City County, Virginia 1990–1995. Since then, he has been pastor of First Mount Zion Baptist Church in Dumfries.

Committees

Appropriations
Rules
General Laws
Select Committee on School Safety

Subcommittees

Appropriations – General Government and Capital Outlay Subcommittee
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Appropriations – Transportation Subcommittee
General Laws – Subcommittee #3
Rules – Subcommittee #1
Rules – Joint Rules

Other Appointments

Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws, Joint Subcommittee to Study
Appropriations – Higher Education Subcommittee
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee
Chesapeake Subcommittee
Civic Education, Commission on
Freedom of Information Advisory Council
Governor’s Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates
House Appropriations
House General Laws
House Rules
Infrastructure and Security Subcommittee
Joint Rules
School Safety, House Select Committee on
Virginia Preschool Initiative, Joint Subcommittee
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