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Ken Ferguson

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Ken Ferguson
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 16
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
High schoolMerrill High School (1969)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (1973)
Ken Ferguson is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.


Ferguson earned his B.S. in Social Science from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in 1973. His professional experience includes working in Pine Bluff's city government, as Executive Director of the Arkansas Workforce Board and Arkansas Workforce Investment Director.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ferguson served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
City, County and Local Affairs
Revenue and Taxation



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Ken Ferguson, Win Trafford and Efrem Elliott faced off in the Democratic primary. Because no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Ferguson and Trafford - met a runoff election on June 10, which Ferguson won. Ferguson was unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 16 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Ferguson 38.3% 1,660
Green check mark transparent.pngWin Trafford 37.8% 1,641
Efrem Elliott 23.9% 1,037
Total Votes 4,338
Arkansas House of Representatives, District 16 Runoff Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Ferguson 54.5% 1,170
Win Trafford 45.5% 978
Total Votes 2,148


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Political offices
Preceded by
James Word (D)
Arkansas House District 16
Succeeded by