Lionell Spruill is a member of the Virginia Senate representing the 5th District which represents part of Chesapeake and Norfolk. Previously, he served as the House of Delegates representative, serving since 1994. That district covered parts of Chesapeake and Suffolk.
Senator Spruill was born in South Norfolk, on December 28, 1946. He was one of 15 children. He retired from Bell Atlantic as a Central Office Technician. His educational background includes Carver High School and Norfolk State University with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws.