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Michael A. Gillette, Mayor (Ward I)
Michael Gillette was born and raised in Connecticut, and moved to Virginia in 1990. Dr. Gillette attended Brandeis University as an undergraduate where he graduated magna-cum laude with majors in Philosophy and Classical Greek. He graduated with highest honors in Philosophy and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gillette then went on to receive his Master's and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University, where he wrote a doctoral dissertation in the field of clinical ethics.
He came to Lynchburg to accept a teaching position at Randolph-Macon Woman's College, where he rose to the level of Associate Professor and was awarded tenure. Currently, Dr. Gillette is President of his own medical ethics consulting business, Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc., and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Michael and Jodi Gillette have two daughters, Rachel and Rebecca.