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Personal Details

William Ferguson IV (Democrat) is a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 46. Ferguson was elected to the office on November 2, 2010.


Ferguson earned his B.A. in political science and Economics in 2005, his M.A.T. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education in 2007, and his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2010. His professional experience includes working as a Teach for America high school teacher in the Baltimore City Public Schools.

Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland State Senate District 46

Incumbent William Ferguson IV (D) defeated Christine Digman (R) in the general election for Maryland State Senate District 46 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

William Ferguson IV (D)
78.2
26,203

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Christine Digman (R)
21.6
7,238
Other/Write-in votes
0.2
60

Total votes: 33,501
(100% precincts reporting)
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 46

Incumbent William Ferguson IV advanced from the Democratic primary for Maryland State Senate District 46 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

William Ferguson IV (D)
100
9,572

Total votes: 9,572
Republican primary election
Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 46

Christine Digman advanced from the Republican primary for Maryland State Senate District 46 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Christine Digman (R)
100
774

Total votes: 774


2014

Elections for the Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Bill Ferguson defeated Mateen Zar in the Democratic primary. Ferguson had no ballot competition in the general election; Zar continued as a write-in candidate.

Maryland State Senate District 46, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Ferguson Incumbent 99.6% 17,320
Democratic Mateen Zar (write-in) 0.4% 77
Total Votes 17,397

Maryland State Senate, District 46 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Ferguson Incumbent 89.8% 7,282
Mateen Zar 10.2% 829
Total Votes 8,111

2010

Ferguson was unopposed in the November 2 general election.

In the September 14th primary election, Ferguson defeated Democratic incumbent George Della. Della has represented District 46 since 1982.

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Ferguson was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

Maryland State Senate, District 46 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ferguson (D) 19,126 100%
Maryland State Senate, District 46- Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ferguson 5,150 58.6%
George Della 3,641 41.4%