[photo, Bill Ferguson, Maryland State Senator] BILL FERGUSON, Esq., President of Senate
Democrat, District 46, Baltimore City

Member of Senate since January 12, 2011. Senate President since January 8, 2020. Co-Chair, Legislative Policy Committee, 2020- (member, 2019-). Member, Rules Committee, 2020-. Member, Executive Nominations Committee, 2019-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2019-. Chair, Senate Vaccine Oversight Work Group, 2021-. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government, 2011-14. Member, Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 2011-14. Member, Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, 2011-15 (education subcommittee, 2011-15; environment subcommittee, 2011-15; labor, licensing, & regulation subcommittee, 2011-15); Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families, 2011-19. Member, Work Group to Review Disclosure Requirements of the Public Ethics Law, 2012-13; Senate Special Committee on Ethics Reform, 2012-13; Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology, 2015-19; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2015-19. Chair, Executive Nominations Committee, 2017-18. Vice-Chair, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2019 (member, 2015-19; pensions subcommittee, 2015-18; chair, education, business & administration subcommittee, 2019, member, 2015-19). Member, Blueprint for Maryland's Future Funding Formula Work Group, 2019. Co-Chair, Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21. Co-Chair, Joint Covid-19 Response Legislative Work Group, 2020-21.

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, 2014-21. Chair, Local [Video Lottery] Development Council, Baltimore City, 2014- (public safety & services subcommittee, 2016-). Member, Task Force to Study the Adult High School Concept, 2016-17; Work Group to Study the Implementation of Universal Access to Prekindergarten for Four-Year-Olds, 2017-18; Task Force to Study Tax Sales in Maryland, 2017-18; Work Group on Educational Development Specifications, 2018-19; Work Group on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, 2018-21; Education Commission of the States (Maryland Education Council), 2018-; Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, 2019; Maryland Tourism Development Board, 2019-.

Member, COVID-19 Small Business Task Force, Baltimore City, 2020; State House Trust, 2020-; Hall of Records Commission, 2021-.

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. Attended Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda, Maryland; Davidson College, B.A. (political science & economics), 2005. Teach for America high school teacher, Southwestern High School, Baltimore City Public Schools, 2005-07. 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. Attorney. Director of Reform Initiatives, School of Education, The Johns Hopkins University, 2012-20. Program Director, America Achieves, 2020-2024. General Counsel, CI Renewables, 2024-. Member, Maryland State Bar Association; Baltimore City Bar Association. Member, Canton Community Association, 2006-15. Signatory member, Education Equality Project (national advocacy organization), 2010-. Ambassador, Envision Baltimore, 2010-. Board of Directors, Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, 2013-16. Member, Baltimore EdTech Advisory Board, 2013. Member, Patterson Park Neighborhood Association, 2015-. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 2020, 2024. Distinguished Presidential Citation, Baltimore City Council President, 2006. Cunningham Award for Public Service and Academic Achievement, University of Maryland School of Law, 2010. Power 100 List, Daily Record, 2021, 2022. Legislator of the Year, Maryland League of Conservation Voters, 2022. Member, St. Casimir Catholic Church, Baltimore, Maryland. Married; two children.

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