William Ferguson, IV
|William Ferguson, IV|
|Maryland State Senate District 46|
|January 12, 2011-Present|
|January 8, 2019|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Davidson College, 2005|
|Master's||John Hopkins School of Education, 2007|
|J.D.||University of Maryland School of Law, 2010|
|Date of birth||April 15, 1983|
|Place of birth||Rockville, MD|
Ferguson earned his B.A. in political science and Economics in 2005, his M.A.T. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education in 2007, and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2010. His professional experience includes working as a Teach for America high school teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ferguson served on the following committees:
|Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Budget & Taxation|
|• Children, Youth, and Families|
|• Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ferguson served on these committees:
|Maryland Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Children, Youth, and Families|
|• Education, Health & Environmental Affairs|
|• Welfare Reform|
Note: Ferguson also served on the Subcommittee on Education, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014
Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Bill Ferguson defeated Mateen Zar in the Democratic primary. Ferguson had no ballot competition in the general election; Zar continued as a write-in candidate.
|Maryland State Senate District 46, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Bill Ferguson Incumbent||99.6%||17,320|
|Democratic||Mateen Zar (write-in)||0.4%||77|
|Maryland State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Bill Ferguson Incumbent||89.8%||7,282|
- See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010
Ferguson was unopposed in the November 2 general election.
Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Ferguson was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.
|Maryland State Senate, District 46 (2010) General Election|
|Bill Ferguson (D)||19,126||100%|
|Maryland State Senate, District 46- Democratic Primary (2010)|
In 2010, Ferguson raised $188,953 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54||$6,000|
Ferguson has a wife, Lea.
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- Maryland State Legislature
- Maryland State Senate
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- Maryland State Senate District 46
- Senate website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Maryland Secretary of State, "Official primary election candidate list," accessed March 3, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election results for State Senate," accessed December 5, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2014 Official General Election Results," accessed April 30, 2015
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "2010 General Election Official Results," accessed March 24, 2014
- Maryland State Board of Elections, "Official 2010 Gubernatorial Primary Election Results," accessed March 24, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Maryland 2010 - Candidates," accessed December 23, 2013
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