Bill Ferguson, Senator, Baltimore, MD
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Bill’s commitment to progressive renewal in Baltimore City began when he came to work in the city’s public schools through Teach for America and served the Baltimore City Council President’s Ofﬁce as a part-time community liaison. While at law school, Bill remained connected with the Baltimore City Public Schools, accepting a newly created position as the CEO’s Graduate Intern, where he served as point person in efforts to streamline the school system’s $1.23 billion operational structure; create innovative and web-based communication tools to increase school system transparency; and serve a chief role in the school system’s progressive negotiations with the Baltimore Teachers’ Union. After attending law school, Bill ran for office to continue his work improving Baltimore’s schools. Since being elected as a State Senator representing Baltimore in 2012, he has been an advocate for progressive education reform, as well as safer and more affordable neighborhoods throughout the city.