Jennifer Ferguson

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Jennifer Ferguson
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Washington, District 10
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
Jennifer Gigi Ferguson was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Washington.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Denny Heck (D) and former state Representative Joyce McDonald (R), who were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[2]

She was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Washington.

Biography

Ferguson founded a non-profit counseling center and has started two small businesses.[3]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Ferguson outlined her platform on her website:[4]

  • "I believe our brave men and women need to know we stand behind them and with them.
  • I believe our soldiers should be able to get the help they need without being concerned about their careers.
  • I believe military families need empowerment in assisting their loved ones returning home from combat.
  • I believe that affordable housing is not a dream, but a reachable reality.
  • I believe seniors should not have to choose between food and medication.
  • I believe everyone deserves a right to affordable medical care.
  • I believe education is a vital key in assuring America’s future.
  • I believe all children should be given the tools to compete on a global scale.
  • I believe college graduates should find work and not the unemployment line.
  • I believe small business plays an important part in our economic recovery and expansion, and we need to make sure it stays that way.
  • I believe small businesses need the necessary tools to learn, adapt, and grow.
  • I believe skyrocketing gas prices are a deterrent to our economic recovery.
  • I believe renewable energy sources will remove us from foreign oil.
  • I believe Middle class America needs more tax breaks."

Elections

2014

See also: Washington's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Ferguson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 10th District.[1] She was defeated by incumbent Denny Heck (D) and former state Representative Joyce McDonald (R), who were the top two vote-getters in the blanket primary.[2]

U.S. House, Washington District 10, Blanket Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDenny Heck Incumbent 51.4% 39,866
Green check mark transparent.pngJoyce McDonald 41.4% 32,119
Jennifer Ferguson 4.8% 3,730
Sam Wright 2.3% 1,781
Total Votes 77,496
Source: Results via Associated Press Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.

2012

See also: Washington's 10th Congressional District elections, 2012

Ferguson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Washington's 10th District. She sought the nomination as a Democrat and faced Denny Heck (D), Richard Muri (R), Stan Flemming (R), Steve Hannon (I) and Sue Gunn (I) in the August 7, 2012, primary.[5] The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, were on the general election ballot.[6] She was defeated in the August 7, 2012, primary.[7]

The 10th District was added in 2012 as a result of the 2010 Census findings. The new district was seen as favorable to Democrats.[8]

Personal

Ferguson is married with three sons.[3]

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