Since 2010, Bill Ferguson has represented Maryland’s 46th legislative district, the youngest state senator ever elected in Maryland. During his tenure he has served on the education, health and environmental affairs and budget and taxation committees.
On October 24, 2019, Senate Democrats unanimously voted to nominate Ferguson to succeed Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. He was sworn in as Senate president Jan. 8, 2020, becoming the third-youngest Senate president in Maryland’s history.
Ferguson devoted much of his early career to education. Between 2005 and 2007, he worked as a high school teacher in Baltimore city through Teach for America, and he later served as a special assistant to the CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools.
Ferguson was born in Silver Spring and graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School and Davidson College with a double major in political science and economics in 2005. In 2007, he earned a Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins School of Education.