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Senator Bill Ferguson

District
46
County
Baltimore City
Committee Assignment(s)
Executive Nominations Committee
Rules Committee
Annapolis Info
H-107 State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3600 | 301-858-3600
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3600
Fax 410-841-3161 | 301-858-3161
Interim Info
H-107 State House
100 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3600 | 301-858-3600
Fax 410-841-3161 | 301-858-3161
Contact
bill.ferguson@senate.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Senate in 2010. Member of the Senate since 2011. Elected President of the Maryland Senate, January 8, 2020.
Current Assignments
2020 Senate President
2019 Legislative Policy Committee
2019 Spending Affordability
2017 Executive Nominations Committee
2019 Assessment and Funding of School Facilities Workgroup
Past Senate Service
Budget and Taxation Committee (Vice Chair, 2019), 2015-2020; Education, Business, and Administration Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee, 2015-2020; Chair, Senate Executive Nominations Committee, 2017-2018; Pensions Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee, 2015-2019; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology, 2015-2020; Joint Committee on Pensions, 2015-2020; Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-2020; Marijuana Legalization Work Group (Chair, ), 2019; Senate Special Committee on Ethics Reform, 2012-2014; Labor, Licensing, and Regulation Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014; Environment Subcommittee of the Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014; Education Subcommittee of the Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014; Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-2014; Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, 2011-2012; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2011-2014; Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government, 2011-2014.
Public Service
Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2019-; Educational Development Specifications Workgroup, 2018-; Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland, 2017-2018; Workgroup to Study the Implementation of Universal Access to Prekindergarten for 4-year olds, 2017-2018; Maryland Task Force to Study an Adult High School Concept, 2016-2017; Council on Open Data, 2014-; Chair, Local (Video Lottery) Development Council, 2014-; Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters, 2014-2015; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2011-2015; Early Childhood Development Advisory Council, 2011-.
Memberships
Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, 2015-; Downtown Baltimnore Family Alliance, Board of Directors, 2013-2016; Baltimore EdTech Advisory Board, 2013; Education Equality Project, 2010-; Envision Baltimore, Ambassador, 2010; Canton Community Association, 2006-2015.
Awards
Cunningham Award for Public Service and Academic Achievement, University of Maryland School of Law , 2010; Distinguished Presidential Citation, Baltimore City Council President , 2006.
Biographical Information
Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 15, 1983; Davidson College, B. A., political science and economics, 2005; The Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, M. A. T, 2007; University of Maryland School of Law, J. D., (magna cum laude), 2010; Teach for America, Baltimore City Schools, 2005–2007; Member, St. Casimir Catholic Church, Baltimore; Director, Reform Initiatives, School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University, 2012-; Married; two children.
Last Updated: 1/20/2020 8:01 PM