Senator Bill Ferguson

District 46 (Baltimore City)

Annapolis Office
Miller Senate Office Building, Room 3W
11 Bladen St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 841-3600, (301) 858-3600
fax: (410) 841-3161, (301) 858-3161

Senator Ferguson, 31, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 2010, then becoming the youngest ever-elected State Senator in Maryland’s history. Bill is beginning his second term as State Senator for Maryland’s 46th Legislative District. The 46th Legislative District is located entirely within Baltimore City, including neighborhoods in south Baltimore, downtown near and around the Inner Harbor, and southeast Baltimore.

A lifelong Maryland resident, Bill made Baltimore City his home when he joined Teach for America after graduating from Davidson College with a double major in political science and economics. From 2005 to 2007, Bill taught U.S. history and U.S. government to ninth and tenth graders in a breakout academy of one of Baltimore’s most challenged high schools.

The inequities of the public education system in Baltimore City led Bill to engage more deeply within the community outside of the schoolhouse. After teaching, Bill worked as a Community Liaison for the Baltimore City Council President’s Office; earned a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law; and served as the Special Assistant to Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO of the Baltimore City Public Schools. Through these pursuits, Ferguson continually drew from his classroom experiences to find ways to bring new resources and greater attention to the city’s educational achievement gap.

Senator Ferguson is married to fellow Teach for America alum Lea Ferguson (Baltimore City, ’05). They live in Canton with their son Caleb, baby daughter Cora, and two dogs.

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