[photo, Bill Ferguson, Maryland State Senator] BILL FERGUSON
Democrat, District 46, Baltimore City

Member of Senate since January 12, 2011. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2015- (education, business & administration subcommittee, 2015-; pensions subcommittee, 2015-). Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-15 (education subcommittee, 2011-15; environment subcommittee, 2011-15; labor, licensing, & regulation subcommittee, 2011-15). Member, Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2015-; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2015-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government, 2011-14. Member, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2011-14; Work Group to Review Disclosure Requirements of the Public Ethics Law, 2012-13; Senate Special Committee on Ethics Reform, 2012-13.

Member, Wetlands and Waterways Program Funding Work Group, 2011; Task Force to Study the Procurement of Health, Education, and Social Services by State Agencies, 2011-12; Task Force to Study High-School Dropout Rates of Persons in the Criminal Justice System, 2011-13; Commission to Study Campaign Finance Law, 2011-13; Early Childhood Development Advisory Council, 2011-; Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, 2011-15; Neighborhood Stabilization and Homeownership Work Group, Maryland Sustainable Growth Commission, 2014; Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters, 2014-15; Council on Open Data, 2014-. Chair, Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Baltimore City, 2014-. Member, Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept, 2016-.

Part-time community liaison, President's Office, Baltimore City Council, 2005-06. Special Assistant to Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore City Public Schools, 2009-10 (graduate intern, 2007-09).

Born in Silver Spring, Maryland, April 15, 1983. Davidson College, B.A. (political science & economics), 2005; School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.T., 2007; University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010. Admitted to Maryland Bar, 2011. Director of Reform Initiatives, School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University, 2012-. Teach for America high school teacher, Baltimore City Public Schools, 2005-07. Member, Canton Community Association, 2006-. Signatory member, Education Equality Project (national advocacy organization), 2010-. Ambassador, Envision Baltimore, 2010-. Board of Directors, Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, 2013. Member, Baltimore EdTech Advisory Board, 2013. Distinguished Presidential Citation, Baltimore City Council President, 2006. Cunningham Award for Public Service and Academic Achievement, University of Maryland School of Law, 2010. Member, St. Casimir Catholic Church, Baltimore. Married; two children.

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